Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ophiuchus (Oph)  ·  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, 


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

    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

    Astrometry.net 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.


    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex, 


            Kiko Fairbairn