Part 2 Sceneries in dark night
Summer's Milky Way in western skies


Date & Time: Jul 26 2014, from 25:12 to 26:07 JST(+0900)
Lighten-mode composite of 19 shots with 3min. exposed
Optical: SIGMA 15mm EX Fish-eye, Aperture: F3.5
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE (4256×2832)
Device Size...FX format (36×24mm)
Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Daylight




After the midnight in July, I have captured a whole view of the summer's Milky Way started to sink toward western skies. You can see the Polaris in upper right hand side, a dimmed lump of light of the Milky Way is stretched to the mountain range of Mt. Yatsugatake located at the central upland of Japan.




Southern night skies in late autumn

Northern star trails for 11 hours


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