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--Scenery of stellar trails
145 images displayed, Last updated on Jul 5, 2022

In this album, I've collected photographs that include stars and various scenes on the ground.
 These pictures were taken through cameras simply fixed on a tripod. It's one of the easiest methods in astrophotography, but I think it's the most difficult one to capture images with deep and artistic impressions. We can never take same images unless we have perfectly same conditions of location, transparency of atmosphere, photographer's sense, and so on. So I can reversely say that we can include our originalities in this kind of astrophotographs.

Starry movies with Time-Lapse technique
  This section includes the Time-Lapse movies of long-time motion of stars edited from still images. This technique enables various representations different from still pictures, the motion of stars are recorded as trails.
  These movies are stored in the server of YouTube®.

 Time-Lapse ↓ Dusk ↓ Dark Night ↓ Moonlight ↓ Dawn

9 hours in an early summer night
720p, 80sec
12 hours in a winter night
720p, 105sec
Dirnal motion of Scorpius between clouds
720p, 85sec
Rising summer's Milky Way
720p, 60sec
Diurnal motion of Moonlit Orion
720p, 120sec

Nightglow & the summer's Milky Way
720p, 75sec
Geminids Meteor Shower 2014
720p, 110sec
Diurnal motion of winter constellations
720p, 100sec

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Part 1: Sceneries in dusk

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  We can appreciate really various colors in dusk skies depending on season and/or whether conditions. I can often get evening sky photographs with unexpected colors.
  This part contains setting stars and the Moon in those subtle colored skies.

↑ Time-Lapse  Dusk ↓ Dark Night ↓ Moonlight ↓ Dawn

Rendez-vous of Moon & Venus (May 16, 2010), 40+13KB
Rendez-vous of Moon, Venus & Jupiter (Dec 1, 2008), 43+46KB
Sinking Orion over cherry trees, 75KB
Mt.Yatsugatake and Rendez-vous of Moon & Venus, 46KB
Dusk sky over Distant Thunder, 51KB
Cherry blossom in evening sky, 168KB
Sinking Moon & Venus, 39+36KB
Setting Crescent Moon, 26KB
Five planets in dusk sky, 49+21KB (Consists of 2 pics)
Southern Alps & sinking dawn Venus, 83KB
The Crescent Moon & Venus in evening sky, 20KB
The evening moon in winter sky, 65KB
Setting stars toward Mt. Yatsugatake, 101KB
Venus & Jupiter in evening sky, 54KB
Rendez vous in evening sky, 51KB
The trail of Venus into Mt. Yatsugatake, 39KB
Moon, Venus & Jupiter in evening sky, 37KB
Evening sky over the Japan Alps, 27KB
Arcturus in the evening sky, 45KB

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Part 2: Sceneries in dark night

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  I've gathered images taken in Moon-less nights here. Now it's next to impossible to appreciate full of stars without light pollution at Japan in where I live.
  But we can feel unexpected beauties in these images including light trails of stars with a distant city light.

↑ Time-Lapse ↑ Dusk  Dark Night ↓ Moonlight ↓ Dawn

Aiming at the Milky Way, 382KB
Rising Orion over Pacific ocean, 353KB
Under the Summer's Triangle in western sky, 81KB
Rising Crux (at Singapore), 113KB
Southrn night skies in late autumn, 72KB
Summer's Milky Way in western skies, 97KB
Northern star trails for 11 hours, 112KB
Firefly & star trails 2011, 72+91KB
Ringing summer's triangle beyond grassy plain, 63KB
Ringing summery constellations, 62KB
Sinking Big Dipper, 64KB
The Milky Way flowing down, 131KB
Mt. Fuji & cap cloud under starlit sky, 44KB
A starlit night with comet Holmes, 84KB
Under the starlit Milky Way, 99KB
Scorpius & Jupiter over Trees, 92KB
Mt. Asama & Cassiopeia, 70KB
A windmill & Scorpius, 71KB
Aiming at deep sky, 60KB
Sinking Mars in 2003, 88KB
Rising Cassiopeia, 92KB
Spring constellations rising over snowy field, 51KB
City lights & Northern stars, 67KB
Trees & Sinking winter constellations, 90KB
The Rising Orion, 127KB
Sinking Winter Constellations, Jupiter & Saturn, 79KB
Setting Scorpius toward west sky, 102KB
Rising Big Dipper from grove, 130KB
The light trail of Orion, 145KB
Rising Orion over Sagami Plain, 67KB
Setting Northern Cross, 134KB
Rising Jupiter over Gotemba city, 72KB
Rising Scorpius over Kofu basin, 53KB
Orion, Sirius & Canopus, 83KB
Rising Orion in a break in clouds, 72KB
Lyra going down to the Mt.Fuji, 94KB
Milky way across the sky in summer, 82KB
Light trail of Canopus, 39KB
The rising Orion, 65KB
From Polaris to Orion, 80KB
The Orion going over the Mt.Fuji, 100KB
The Orion going down to west sky, 117KB
Silver grass in winter & the Big Dipper, 103KB
Sendai city viewed at Mt.Katta, 67KB

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Part 3: Sceneries under Moon light

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  We astrophotographers cannot take any pictures of nebulae nor star fields in moonlit night. However it can be said that pictures taken under Moon light with various landscapes are exception.
  Because the Moon is reflecting the sunlight, we can take pictures of almost same color with those taken in midday, excluding the brightness in moonlit night is extraordinary lower than that in daytime. These pictures have been taken with a technique that trees or mountains are being shone by the Moonlight.

↑ Time-Lapse ↑ Dusk ↑ Dark Night  Moonlight ↓ Dawn

Sinking Crescent Moon between trees, 210KB
Winter's triangle above the Southern Alps of Japan, 61KB
Wintry southern sky under Moonlight, 137KB
At a coast under the Moonlight, 56KB
Constellations & forest of fireflies, 69KB
Rising Vega from Mt. Mizugaki, 45KB
Taurus & the dawn Moon, 78KB
The Rising Moon above City Lights, 78KB
Glow of fireflies & sinking Jupiter, 51KB
Moon rise from sea of clouds, 20KB
Mars Observation under Moonlight, 37KB
Rendez-vous of dawn Moon, Mars & Venus, 28KB
Sinking Antares under Moonlight, 34KB
Dawn Moon floating on Sagami plain, 45KB
Snowy copse & northern sky, 162KB
Mt. Yatsugatake & Stars under Moon Light, 119KB
Winter Constellations going down to Southern Alps, 95KB
Sinking Summer Constellations under Moon Light, 104KB
Trees & stars under Moonlit winter night, 187KB
The Cassiopeia under Moon light, 122KB
Circumpoling Big Dipper & Cassiopeia under Moon light, 38KB
Mt. Fuji on a Moonlit night, 34KB
Gemini going down with the Moon, 48KB
Northern sky over the field under Moon light, 67KB
Summer's Big Triangle & Shooting Star, 57KB
Rising constellations in winter over Saku city, 48KB
Northern sky under Moon light, 110KB
Japan Alps & Constellations in winter, 62KB

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Part 4: Sceneries in dawn

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  In end of an all night banquet of starlit sky, these pictures have been captured an instant of a break of dawn in eastern sky.
  The dawn light has more natural atmospheric colors comparing with evening because the artificial light in early morning is lower than that in dusk.

↑ Time-Lapse ↑ Dusk ↑ Dark Night ↑ Moonlight   Dawn

Rising Dawn Moon, Venus, Mars & Jupiter, 275KB
Zodiacal light and the dawn Moon, Venus, 601KB
Disappearing stars beyond twilight, 195KB
Dawn Moon, Pleiades & Hyades, 55KB
Rising Auriga on dawn Saku plain, 71KB
Pacific in dawn: Moon & Venus, 85KB
Rendez-vous of Jupiter ,Venus & Dawn Moon, 47+43KB
Rendez-vous of Jupiter ,Venus & Mercury (May 15, 2011), 83KB
The rising Andromeda on dawn ocean, 51KB
Dawn in Abukuma highland, 72KB
Rendez-vous of Moon & Venus, Jupiter (Nov 11, 2004), 69+14KB
Rendez-vous of Venus & Jupiter (Nov 2004), 40+44KB
Mt. Fuji in dawn light, 74KB
Taurus & Auriga over the sea of clouds, 56KB
Rendez-vous of dawn Moon & Venus, 42+35KB (Consists of 2 images)
Rising dawn Venus & a shooting star, 57KB
The Scorpius in dawn, 60KB
Zodiacal light & rising Leo, 85KB
Regulus & Venus in dawn sky, 42KB
Dawn Venus above the sea of clouds, 75KB
Mercury, Jupiter, Venus & Saturn, 68KB
Rising Pleiades, Hyades, Venus & Saturn, 41KB
The dawn Moon in winter morning, 41KB
Milky Way & summer's constellations in dawn sky, 62KB
Rising Venus in dawn light, 120KB
Mt.Fuji, Scorpius & Moon in dawn sky, 54KB
The dawn light over Sagami Bay, 79KB
Yamanaka lake under the dawn light & Venus, 53KB
Dawn at the Silver birch grove, 93KB
Orion, Moon & Venus in dawn sky, 59KB
Rising dawn Moon & Taurus, 53KB
Dawn at Kinkazan island, 92KB
Dawn at Zaoh, 60KB
The dawn sky in summer -At Zaoh-, 91KB