This view spans most of the sky as seen on
summer nights in the mid-northern latitudes
just as the sky gets good and dark.
If you are familiar with the big dipper, you'll
see it's distinctive pattern in the northwest,
already getting close to setting.
Several very bright stars are visible in other
parts of the sky - at first glance, you might
think it would be easy to confuse them, but
look closer; one of the stars, just west of
straight up, is definitely yellowish in color.
It is attached to an large group of stars that
looks like an ice cream cone.