Jupiter & Summer's Milky Way

Date & Time: May 26 2007, from 25:28 to 25:40 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm, f=24mm, Aperture: F3.4
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Auto

In 2007, the Jupiter is glittering with its brightness of about -2nd magnitude in western edge of the Milky Way. The Jupiter will cross the Milky Way from now on toward east for about one year. We can appreciate the summer's Milky Way with its bright accent for some time.

Dark lanes around the Great Triangle in summer

Southern Sagittarius to Scorpius

Copyright(c) 2007 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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