Summer's Milky Way taken with whole-sky camera 3

Date & Time: Jul 17 2010, from 25:14 to 25:30 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: SIGMA f=4.5mm EX Circular DC, Aperture: F2.8
with Lee soft #2 & IDAS LPS-P2-FF light-pollution suppression filter
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

After midnight of July, southern summer constellations like Scorpius and Saggitarius have already set in southwest, several autumnal constellations are rising in eastern skies. The Milky Way is passing the skies from southwest to northeast. You can see a glittering Jupiter in Pisces of southeast skies.

Sinking summer Milky Way

The Milky Way above yellow dust

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