The Scorpius


This is a picture of the costellation of Scorpius. I took this picture in Hateruma island located the southern-most inhabited in Japan. This beautiful constellation of the zodiac lies in the southern sky at summer. Scorpius represents the scorpion that killed Orion. The Scorpius heart is marked by the red star named Antres. There are lots of nebula and Cluster in this constellation.

Imaging information

Optics: SMCPentax105mmF2.4(F4), Takahashi P-2 Mount

Camera: Pentax67

Exposure time: 30minute, Kodak E200(+2 push)

Location: Hateruma island, Okinawa Prefecture, 2005

Published in Gekkan-Tenmon magazine