Panorama of winter's Milky Way

Date & Time: Dec 28 1997, 24:15 JST(+0900) 10min. Exp.
Optical: MD FISH-EYE f=16mm F2.8, Aperture: F2.8
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Camera: MINOLTA SRT-101
Film: Fujicolor Super G Ace 400
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

This picture shows you the flow of faint milky way in winter crossing heavens. Splendid constellations in winter like the Orion are lining up on the milky way.
The milky way in winter is much fainter than that in summer because that represents the opposite of central region of the Galaxy.
And you can notice the city lights of Kofu, capital of Yamanashi pref. around the lower sky, the light pollution seems getting more and more terrible year by year. How long will I able to appreciate those splendid view of night sky at the location hereafter?

Milky Way lying down in the West sky

Around Winter Triangle

Copyright(c) 1998 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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