Milky Way in Gemini to Cassiopeia

Date & Time: Jan 12 2013, from 23:49 to 24:13 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: TAMRON 17-50mm F2.8 (f=17mm, Aperture: F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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

This image shows you the flow of Milky Way around Gemini in the zenith to Cassiopeia in northern skies. The Perseus is positioned in the center, the California nebula can be seen south of the constellation. You can recognize that a vast dark lane obscure the background of Milky Way from Auriga to Cassiopeia vicinities.

Auriga to Canis Major

Milky Way in winter lying down in the west sky

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