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Contains:  IC 4592, IC 4601, IC 4603, IC 4604, IC 4605, M 4, NGC 6121, Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco), The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star Antares (αSco), The star Graffias (β1Sco), The star νSco, The star τSco, The star φOph, The star χOph, The star ω1Sco, The star ω2Sco, The star ωOph, rho Oph nebula

Image of the day 08/03/2015

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    Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex, 


            Carlos 'Kiko' Fai...
    Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
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    Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 200mm USM F2.8 L II

    Imaging cameras: Canon 5D mk III

    Mounts: Skywatcher StarAdventurer

    Software: Nik Colection Plugins  ·  Photoshop CS5  ·  PixInsight  ·  ProDigital Software Astronomy tools for Photoshop

    Dates:July 17, 2015

    Frames: 78x50" ISO6400

    Integration: 1.1 hours

    Darks: ~40

    Bias: ~40

    Avg. Moon age: 1.37 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 2.10%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

    Basic astrometry details job: 711081

    RA center: 16h 30' 25"

    DEC center: -23° 2' 34"

    Pixel scale: 6.610 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -109.592 degrees

    Field radius: 8.341 degrees

    Resolution: 7089x5688

    Locations: Padre Bernardo, Padre Bernardo, GO, Brazil


    Image composed by a two panel mosaic (vertical).

    The Astronomik CLS gave a little help with shades of red.

    Image taken during the 8th Brazilian Astrophotography Gathering.



    Carlos 'Kiko' Fai...
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    Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex, 


            Carlos 'Kiko' Fai...