The Details
Object
The Antares - Rho Ophiuchus Region
Optics
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB filter set
Date
24 May 2006
Location
East Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County CA
Exposure
L 8 x 300 sec 1x1 bin; RGB 4 ea x 300 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop CS
Orientation
Field of view: 03°54'58" x 02°25'23" centered on RA 16h27m43.2s
DEC -24°56'55". North angle 273.1°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes

The region of space surrounding the bright star Antares is awash with color and dramatic dark lanes. In the above photo Antares is the bright star in the lower right. The two globular clusters shown here are M4 (upper right) and NGC 6144 (10:30 position from Antares). At lower center is Scorpii 22, a grouping of three bright stars surrounded by IC 4605, a small, horseshoe shaped reflection nebula. The large reflection nebulae in the upper left corner are IC 4603 and 4604.

 

 

 

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