The Milky Way above yellow dust

Date & Time: Apr 29 2011, from 26:53 to 27:20 JST(+0900)
Composed 6shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: SIGMA f=4.5mm EX Circular DC, Aperture: F2.8
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with EYEBELL CD-1 portable Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

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

In that day, almost west Japan was covered with the yellow dust that comes flying from desert district in China. This image shows you an influence of yellow dust, reddish clolor in lower skies, but it was fairly good transparency condition around zenith. I could appreciate glittering summer's Milky Way stacking up against the yellow dust.

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

The whole view of Milky Way in Autumn

Copyright(c) 2011 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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