Part 2 Sceneries in dark night
Sinking Mars in 2003

Date & Time: Dec 27 2003, 22:37 JST(+0900), 48min Exp.
Optical: SMC TAKUMAR f=105mmF2.4, Aperture: F5.6
Camera: PENTAX 67
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

This star-trail image shows you the sinking Mars toward western horizon captured in year-end of 2003. In the year of 2003, it was a big topic of sky events the Mars approached the Earth in that summer. The Mars in that day has a visual brightness of about 0th magnitude. The red planet was still glittering striking light, but the planet was very gloomy camparing with that in summer.

Aiming at deep sky

Rising Cassiopeia

Copyright(c) 2004 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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