Milky Way in winter lying down in the west sky

Date & Time: Nov 22 1992, 27:10 JST(+0900), 15min. Exp.
Optical: SIGMA MF f=24mm F2.8, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with VIXEN New-Polaris Equatorial
Camera: MINOLTA SRT-101
Film: Fujicolor Super G 400
Location: Oshika town, Miyagi pref.

 The Milky Way in winter is flowing above the Orion started to sink to the western lower skies. A light in lower part is from the Sendai city about 50km away from a location this image taken.
You can see that a vast dark nebula has been spread out around the Auriga in right hand side. Although there is no glitz like the Milky Way in summer, this field includes much inter-stellar gaseous matter.

Gemini to Cassiopeia

Panorama of winter's Milky Way

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