Center of the Galaxy By Matt Young August 12, 2009 12:00 MST Photograph by François Malan. Photography contest, finalist in the “Minerals” category. The center of the Milky Way galaxy, showing Kaus Australis, Kaus Media, Shaula, Lesath, Nunki, Phi Sagittarii. Ptolemy’s Cluster (M7), and the Lagoon Nebula (M8). Photographed from the ground in Sutherland, South Africa.