Part 4 Sceneries in dawn
Mercury, Jupiter, Venus & Saturn

Date & Time: Jul 15 2001, 27:24 JST(+0900), 16sec. Exp.
Optical:f=6.6mm F2.0 (equivalent f=35mm in 35mm film format)
Digital Camera: OLYMPUS C-2020Z
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

Camera Settings: Quality...SHQ (1600 x 1200 high quality JPEG format)
CCD sensitivity...ISO200, White Balance...Daylight

In July 2001, four major planets in the solar system gathered in the eastern dawn skies. This wide-field image has been captured at Mt. Fuji.
A dimmed star just above the horizon is the Mercury and the Jupiter is glittering just upper right of Mercury. The Venus and Saturn are paralleling in fairy higher sky. The Aldebaran and the Hyades in the constellation of Taurus can be seen near those two inner and outer planets.
This picture has been taken with a digital still camera.

Dawn Venus above the sea of clouds

Rising Pleiades, Hyades, Venus & Saturn

Copyright(c) 2001 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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