The eclipsed Moon & Taurus (Dec 10, 2011)

Date & Time: Dec 10 2011, from 23:23 to 23:31, 8min. Exp.
Optical: SMC TAKMAR f=105mmF2.4, Aperture: F3.2
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Camera: PENTAX 67
Film: Fujichrome PROVIA 400X
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

This image is a star field around the totally eclipsed Moon including the constellations of Taurus, Auriga, and so on. The dimmed Milky Way is flowing in left hand side of the image, you can detect uncountable fine stars are distributed. At around center of image, a very indistinct vast dark gaseous matter of Barnard 7 is spread out. And two minor open clusters of NGC1647 and NGC1746 in Taurus are positioned near the Moon.

Eclipsed Moon & winter constellations

Partial Lunar Eclipse (Jun 4, 2012)

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