Most tourist tread the inca trail 27miles of ardoust steps for both a sence od achievement and for the prize of seen machupicchu in the light of down.
This trek star out of the city of cusco ,already 11150 ft above sea level.its best yourneyed to slowly to lessen change of altitude sickens.
This trail itself is all about mountains vistas and the inca culture along the way,but there I plenty of letter to see after the dark, this equatorial skies there are plenty of stars both familiar and strange to northen hemisphere stargazers it is perfect latitude to add to your knowlodge of the southern hemisphere quixotic night sky.

Dark cosntelations.

As well as learning about new stars and see the old stars from new perspective peru it is great place to see the milky way in it is glory.down here the extra half a sky of milky way it is brilliant .brighter and bigger thans the section visible from the northern hemisphere,however the distinction between studying the stars and admiring the milky way.
Western stargazers tend to treat to the milky way and constellations as two defferent sights. Not so in peru,where the shapes within milky way are actually at night skys key constellations.
Before you will go to photograph the stars you will go to get and idea about stars to planetarium cusco.
The black llama,the baby llama,the snake,the frog amd the fox, this are the dark constellations made not from joining up stars,but for describing the shape of darkness between the stars within the milky way,which the incas colled hatun mayo or big river, used by the inca and still familiar to the local Andean people today,it is perhaps the black llama that is the most impressive inca constellations, not only is this dark shape easy to see on a clear night,but it is eyes consist of alpha and beta centaury .the nearest two stars to our won solar system.look into the eyes of the llama.

The Milky Way the road to the sky.

Throughout  the andes  the milky as believed to be a river  mayu in the inca language  the source of all  wáter on earth for the inka  eart and sky are connected  and the river  Mayu  morrors of the  qhapac  ñan  or  the inca Trail both are sacred,alive,and parts of the oe whole.Many andean cultures seen figures in grouping (constellations ) of stars  the inka astronomers often they found their constellations  in the dark spaces between the stars,know  yana phuyu or interestellar dust ( Dark clouds) in the dark clouds they were able t osee some animals  and other things  from their daily lives .

Micheq  Or Shepperd.

Many say the shepper is a woman, since the andean communities  wome own the llama flocks  while the men take care  of them this shepper stends her arms  towards the llamas and her legs are closet to the  paws of the fox this example it is posible t osee it at choquequirao inca site.

Atoq/ Fox

The fo xis found at t the  feet of   the llama as if the were chasing her.look closely. The celestial llama seems to be kicking  the fox. The sun passes through  this constellations in december the tme the baby foxes are born.

Llamacñawin with Unallamacha | Eye of the llama with baby llama Orquchillay and Katachillay

This was the most important constellation to the Inka. The bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri serve as the llama’s eyes, easily spotted when the constellation rises in November. The constellation consists of two llamas, mother and baby, with the baby below the mother, nursing.

Yutu | Tinamou

The tinamou is a partridge-like bird. In the Inka sky, this kite-shaped constellation seems to pursue the constellation of the toad. (Tinamous eat small frogs and lizards.) It appears in the sky in October and stays until July, its disappearance marking the end of the potato harvest.

Hanp’atu | Toad

The toad was a very important animal for the Inka. They believed that the more toads croaked, the more likely it was that rain would soon begin. The appearance of the toad in the sky meant that it was time to plant. That is the reason why mosto f the pre cultures they just display to the todas, in mosto f the places you Will find Stone carvind toads

Mach’acuay | Serpent

Mach’acuay was said to oversee all snakes on Earth. This constellation emerges head-first in August and begins to set in February, depending where you live northern or southern hemisphere which matches the activity of real snakes in the Andes.Snakes it si carved also in many places as holy animals maybe itis been considere as Good of knowlodge.

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