Constellation tour in Winter
The winter's Diamond


Date & Time: Dec 28 2002, 23:00 JST(+0900), 75min. Exp.
Optical: MD FISH-EYE f=16mm F2.8, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial
Camera: MINOLTA XD
Film: Fujichrome VELVIA
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.




In magnificent winter constellations, six bright stars except the Betelgeuse of Orion shape a gigantic hexangular of "The winter's diamond". It's the largest one in various asterisms formed from bright stars in each season. The winter's diamond extends over the dimmed Milky Way in winter, almost all of constellations in winter are included.




Great triangle in winter

Orion


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