Constellation tour in Autumn
Piscis Austrinus (The Southern Fish)

Date & Time: Jul 11 2015, from 26:19 to 26:41 JST(+0900)
Composed 7 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm (f=85mm, Aperture: F4.0)
with Kenko PRO-Softon[A] filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4256×2832)
Device size...FX format (36×24mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Daylight

ASCII/Astroarts StellaNavigator
Almost all constellations in autumn don't include so many bright stars, and perhaps you'll feel the autumnal sky empty. But in the southern sky in autumn, you can find a lonely white star with the first magnitude of Fomalhaut at the mouth of the Southern Fish. Pisces Austrinus is a fish lying on its back, and drinking water pouring from the jar of Aquarius.
The origin of this constellation is uncertain, but was known in ancient times and is said to be the original "Pisces".

Guide for Deep Sky Objects

NGC7314 ...Medium-scaled seyfert galaxy in northern region



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