Scorpius & Milky Way in Summer

Date & Time: Apr 27 2012, from 25:43 to 26:25 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: TAMRON 17-50mm F2.8 (f=17mm, Aperture: F3.3)
Auto-guided with EYEBELL CD-1 portable Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872 x 2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800

When the Scorpius has the meridian transit, the summer's Milky Way ascends in east of the constellation slightly leaned. We can see striking dark lanes stretched from the Milky Way towards Antares. It was fairly good transparency condition, this image can show us indistinct mesh-like dark lanes spread around southern region of Scorpius.

Vega & Altair on Mt. Fuji

Summer's Milky Way taken with whole-sky camera

Copyright(c) 2012 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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