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Contains:  IC 4605, NGC 6144, rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, IC 4603, M 4, NGC 6121, M 80, NGC 6093, The star τSco, The star ωOph, The star 22Sco, The star Antares (αSco), The star ρOph, The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star οSco, Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco)
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Rho Ophiuci, 


            Cory Schmitz
Rho Ophiuci

Rho Ophiuci

Technical card

Resolution: 5202x3465 job: 298134

RA center: 246.803 degrees

DEC center: -25.056 degrees

Pixel scale: 6.473 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.328 degrees

Field radius: 5.619 degrees


The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is a large star-forming region in the constellation Scorpius. The bright red supergiant star, Antares, is a prominent feature in the area, and reflects its light off the nearby clouds of gas.

Image details:
Canon 60Da
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L2 at 135mm, f/3.2
17x 5min ISO800
Calibrated with darks, flats, bias

Acquisition with BackyardEOS
Calibration, reduction, and integration with PixInsight
Post-processing with PixInsight



Cory Schmitz
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Rho Ophiuci, 


            Cory Schmitz

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