It was taken place the 13th Star Party in Minami Sanriku on the roof top of Hotel Kanyo, inviting hotel guests, where is recognized by Ministry of Environment as one of the best place to observe Milky Way in Japan.

We were lucky with good weather on both 2 nights of 7th&8th January, but it was very cold or freezing.

Minami Sanriku is still under ricovery from Tsunami of 8 years ago, therefore there is only limited lights in the town, that is why we can observe beautiful stars.
We have set up telescopes on the roof expecting clear sky under the snowy clouds.

The weather suddenly improved when we opened the door to the roof.

Panoramic view North side

Panoramic view South side  ome clear completely.
We have immidiately suspended lecture and rushed to go upstairs to the roof of Hotel Kanyo
This is constellation Orion.

Then we have observed “Subaru”, 6 new stars of M45 Pleiades.

You may know the logo of Subaru motors.

This is another picture of Solar Eclipse on 6th January in the morning time seen from Hotel Kanyo.

Next Star Party in Minami Sanriku will be on 11th February to observe constellations of spring time.

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