Grus (The Crane)
|Constellation tour in Autumn
|Date & Time: ||Sep 20 2009, from 21:51 to 22:02 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4shots with 3 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm (f=35mm, F4.0), with Kenko PRO-Softon[A] filter
|Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
|Digital Camera: ||Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)|
|CCD Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Auto|
The constellation of Grus, the crane, is a minor autumnal one that is lying at the south of Fomalhaut, glittering in southern skies.
The constellation can be seen in very lower sky and it's hard to recognize.|
Originally, the Grus was a part of Pisces Austrina (Southern Fish) in northern neighbor,
but in 17th century Bayer established the constellation. On the other hand in ancient Egypt,
the crane was symbol of celestial observation, so there is another view that the constellation of crane had already been created in that time.
Guide for Deep Sky Objects
||.....A medium-scaled elliptic galaxy in northern edge