Constellation tour in Autumn

Date & Time: Sep 20 2009, from 24:01 to 24:08 JST(+0900)
Composed 3shots 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

ASCII/Astroarts StellaNavigator
The Phoenix is one of newly established constellations by Bayer in 1603, we can see it in lower southern skies in autumn, just south of Sculptor. The constellation can be observed only northern part at almost Japan.
The constellation has a principal star of Zaurac (alpha Phoenicis) with a brightness of 2.4th magnitude in northwest edge. But it's fairly difficult to follow the figure of the phoenix because contains almost no bright stars nor deep sky objects.


Great Triangle in winter

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