Dark lanes around the Great Triangle in summer


Date & Time: May 22 2015, from 24:48 to 25:52 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 3 flames of 3min.×6shots
Optical: SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (f=35mm, F2.5)
with Astronomik CLS-CCD filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Yamatsuri town, Fukushima pref.

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




This image shows you the flow of summer's Milky Way trimmed around the Great Triangle in summer in zenith. The image includes the Cepheus vicinity in upper and the Scutum in lower. You can appreciate clearly the complicated dark lanes crossing the center of Milky Way. We can recognize the dimmed structure with nakes eyes at sufficiently well-conditioned locations.




Summer's Milky Way taken with whole-sky camera 2

Jupiter & summer's Milky Way


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