Scorpius & Milky Way sinking to morning mist

Date & Time: May 18 2001, 27:21 JST(+0900), 3min. Exp.
Optical: MD Rokkor f=50mm F1.4, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

In dawn of early summer, this picture has captured the sinking Scorpius and the summer's Milky Way flowing in eastern part of the constellation. You can see the Lagoon Nebula (M8) and bright red planet of Mars in upper left hand side of the picture.
And this scene shows you the morning mist spread out on the ground being slightly reflecting the dawn light. Perhaps the complicated mountainous topography kept me from being covered by the mist luckily during exposure time.

Milky Way & Mars

Vega and Altair on Mt. Fuji

Copyright(c) 2001 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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