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

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Date & Time: Composed 7 flames taken on Jan 1, 2000 & Dec 11 '99,
individual flames exposed 21 to 25 minutes.
Optical: SMC TAKMAR f=105mm F2.4, Aperture:F2.8
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Camera: PENTAX 67
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Kita-ibaraki city, Ibaraki pref.(Jan 1, 2000), Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.(Dec 11 '99)

This panorama image has been created by composing 7 flames and shows you the flow of Milky Way from Cassiopeia to Puppis. The image covers from 120 to 260 degrees in the Galactic Longitude, and the span is equivalent to about 70 % of the Milky Way Galaxy in circumference by putting together with the Volume Summer & Autumn in next page.
Although the Milky Way in winter is more inconspicuous than that in summer, the highly developed dark lanes are noticeable in the constellation of Cassiopeia to Auriga on the right hand side. Those complicated structures can be captured easily on films.
Perhaps you can notice a dimmed and round beam of light in the center of upper part, this is a light of the counter glow.

Milky Way Galaxy Patchwork: Summer & Autumn

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