Milky Way in Cygnus to Sagittarius

Date & Time: Aug 10 1999, 21:10 JST(+0900), 16min. Exp.
Optical: MD FISH-EYE f=16mm F2.8, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with Kenko SKY-MEMO Equatorial
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

This impressive Milky Way image was captured with a fish-eye super wide lens. The Galaxy in which we're living has a diameter of about 100 thousand light years and it's considered that we're positioned at 28 thousand light years away from the center of the Galaxy. I can feel a gigantic cubic effect by taking such a Milky Way image with various landscape on the Earth.

This picture was adopted in Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) as a title of "Heaven on Earth" on Nov 6, 2000.

Cygnus to Aquila

Milky Way & a shooting star

Copyright(c) 1999 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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