The Milky Way Galaxy Patchwork: Summer & Autumn (Preview)

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Date & Time: Jul 26 2014, from 21:00 to 24:47 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 7 flames of 5min.×6shots
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm (f=24mm, Aperture: F4.0)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with EYEBELL CD-1 portable Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800

 This super-high resolution Milky Way mosaic image has been created by composing individual 8 flames taken with a medium-ranged photo lens. This image includes from Sagittarius to Cassiopeia (right to left), equivalent to 0 to 140 degrees in the Galactic Longitude. This span covers about 45 % of the whole of Milky Way that rounds the celestial sphere.
 We're now appreciating the Milky Way as a cross section of our home Galaxy being about 100 thousand light years in diameter; it's noticeable a conspicuous dark-lane meandering and running through the center of Milky Way, and many reddish nebulae are scattered in everywhere. And you can see the Milky Way in winter in neighbor on the left of this photo.

Milky Way Galaxy Patchwork: Autumn & Winter

Aquila to Sagittarius

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