Milky Way from Ophiuchus to Scorpius

Date & Time: Jun 12 2010, from 23:00 to 24:16 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 2 flames of 8min. x 4shots
Optical: TAMRON f=17-50mm F2.8 (f=17mm, Aperture: F2.8)
with Kenko PRO SOFTON & IDAS LPS-P2-FF light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with EYEBELL CD-1 portable Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Mikabu, Furudono town, Fukushima pref.

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

This image shows you the Scorpius vicinity including the flow of the Milky Way in summer having the meridian passage, I took the image just before beginning of the rainy season in Japan. It was higher humidity night, the Milky Way in lower skies were obstructed beyond a haze.

Cygnus to Scorpius

Sinking summer Milky Way

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