Our perceptions are shaped by familiar objects, so #Andean peoples spotted familiar #animals in the spaces between the #stars.
A llama feeds her calf by the river that is the #MilkyWay, according to #myth.
An Andean quail is to the right, just beneath the Southern Cross, while a toad, serpent and fox are nearby.
At midnight, the llama descends to earth to drink water from the ocean, preventing the earth from flooding.
If the llama visits a human during the night, that lucky mortal will be gifted with plentiful #wool in many colors, and can exchange it in the village for thousands of llamas. #Wealth indeed, as the furry long-lashed llamas are valued as pack animals and food, as well as wool.
For close-ups, Danilo took us inside, to one of the biggest privately-owned telescopes in #SouthAmerica, whose magnification is about 190 times higher than the naked eye.