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July 2001 <Objects in July>

The Milky Way and Mars

This photo was taken by a 35mm camera on July 14 after a groups of visitors from a local primary school had left the Observatory. The atmospheric conditions were excellent. This was the best view of the Milky Way in three years. Mars close to Antares was a memorable sight. It was a return of light-pollution-free skies at Geisei.

23.00 July 14, 2001
Pentax SP 35mm f/4
ISO 400 color-transparency film
15-minute exposure

Copyright (C) 2001 Tsutomu Seki.