Constellation tour in Summer
Delphinus (The Dolphin)

Date & Time: Oct 11 2009, 19:42 JST(+0900), 25min. exp.
Optical: SMC PENTAX f=300mm F4.0, Aperture: F4.0
with IDAS LPS-P1 & Kenko PRO-Softon[A] filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Camera: PENTAX 67
Film: Fujichrome VELVIA 100 (+2EV pushed)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

ASCII/Astroarts StellaNavigator
This tiny constellation is located just east of Aquila. The asterism of four stars forms rectangle is obvious in skies from summer to early fall, called "Job's Coffin" in the west or "Stars of Lozenge" in Japan.
One of many myths said that a Dolphin of the constellation had rescued Arion who was a poet and travelling from Sicily to Corinth, was thrown overboard by the ship's crew.

Guide for Deep Sky Objects

NGC6934 ...A tiny globular cluster positioned at southern part
NGC7006 ...Compact globular 3.5 deg east of gamma Del



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