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Index for all object numbers ..... Search page for all objects in order to those catalogue numbers.

3pics added in Deepsky in Spring & Winter on Mar 12
7pics replaced in Deepsky in Spring & Winter on Mar 9
Comet 2022E3 ZTF on Feb 24 & Comet 2020V2 ZTF on Feb 25 added (Mar 1)

  Total Lunar Eclipse &
Uranus Occultation on Nov 8

An extremely rare event was observed in which two eclipses overlap

Photo Album Contents
Photo Album Contents
1st Scenes Deepsky in Spring ...273 pics displayed
2nd Scenes Deepsky in Summer ...160 pics displayed
3rd Scenes Deepsky in Autumn ...207 pics displayed
4th Scenes Deepsky in Winter ...178 pics displayed
5th Scenes Constellations ...76 pics displayed
6th Scenes Comets & Meteors ...673 pics displayed
7th Scenes Milky Way ...42 pics displayed
8th Scenes Stellar Scenes ...145 pics displayed
9th Scenes Moon & Planets ...135 pics displayed
10th Scenes Eclipse ...90 pics displayed
Full-HD compatible Wallpapers ...80 pics displayed

  Image archives with H-α (656nm) solar telescope

←  Latest image (Mar 20)

Observed images of Rare Sky Events 2018-2021
97% magnitude
Lunar Eclipse

(Nov 19, 2021)

(Jul-Aug 2020)
Comet Wirtanen

(Nov 2018-Feb 2019)
Approach of Mars
(Jun-Oct 2018)

Observed images of Rare Sky Events 2015-2018
Total Lunar Eclipse
(Jan 31, 2018)
Total Solar Eclipse
(Aug 21, 2017,
@ Salem, Oregon)
Comet Catalina

(Dec 2015-Feb 2016)
Comet Lovejoy

(Dec 2014-Aug 2015)

Observed images of Rare Sky Events 2013-2014
Total Lunar Eclipse
(Oct 8, 2014)
Supernova 2014J
(Jan-Mar 2014)
Comet ISON

(Sep-Nov 2013)
Comet Lovejoy

(Oct 2013-Feb 2014)

Observed images of Rare Sky Events 2011-2012
Venusian Occultation
(Aug 14, 2012)
Venus Transit
(Jun 6, 2012)
Annular Solar Eclipse
(May 21, 2012)
Total Lunar Eclipse
(Dec 10, 2011)

Milky Way Galaxy Patchwork
High-resolved Milky Way mosaic
A Special contents in "7th Scenes: Milky Way"
Violent Meteor Storm in Far East
Several thousands in hourly rate observed before dawn of Nov 19, 2001

Atmospheric Optical Phenomena
Rainbow, Halo, & Arcs in sky
Rare sky events created by Sun & Moon

  Welcome ! This personal Web site is presented for the purpose of displaying Celestial Photographs taken by me, Naoyuki Kurita.
I am an Amateur Astrophotographer in Japan. You can browse various astropics I'm taking during last 25 years.

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