Milky Way from Cygnus to Scorpius

Date & Time: Jul 5 2008, from 23:10 to 23:26 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: SIGMA 15mm EX Fish-eye F2.8, Aperture: F2.8
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872 x 2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1000

This wide-fiels photo shows you the flow of summer's Milky Way from Cygnus in zenith to Scorpius in lower southern skies captured at a halfway point of Mt. Fuji. We can see the glittering Jupiter in eastern edge of the Milky Way in Sagittarius.

Southern Sagittarius to Scorpius

Ophiuchus to Scorpius

Copyright(c) 2008 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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