Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  IC 4592  ·  IC 4601  ·  The star 49Lib  ·  The star Graffias (β1Sco)  ·  The star β2Sco  ·  The star νSco  ·  The star χOph  ·  The star ψOph  ·  The star ω1Sco  ·  The star ω2Sco
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Blue Horse Head Nebula and Red Mars, 



    
        

            Yuichi Kawamoto
Blue Horse Head Nebula and Red Mars
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Blue Horse Head Nebula and Red Mars

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Blue Horse Head Nebula and Red Mars, 



    
        

            Yuichi Kawamoto
Blue Horse Head Nebula and Red Mars
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Blue Horse Head Nebula and Red Mars

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Borg 55FL

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY16200A OSC (Beta)

Mounts: CEM60

Focal reducers: BORG 7880

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Astroplace.net APT  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: IDAS HEUIBII


Dates:March 12, 2016

Frames: 4x600" (40')

Integration: 40'

Avg. Moon age: 3.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.41%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1011394

RA center: 16h13m23s

DEC center: -19°3408

Pixel scale: 3.004 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.301 degrees

Field radius: 4.798 degrees


Resolution: 8973x7196

Data source: Traveller

Description

The mars is around the Scorpio, then I aimed at the nebulousity area of the constellation. There is a beautiful blue nebula called Blue Horse Head (IC4592) and the red Mars was just in front of him. The wide field of f200 Borg 55FL and new QHY16200A (Beta) enabled to capture the contrasting two celestial bodies in one scene. Unfortunately some clouds passed by during the exposure then I had to select only 4 sub frames out of 10 frames, the result is still foggy around the bright stars and too few subs to enhance the blue nebula.

Hope you will try to take much better picture of the area, the Mars is still there :-)

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Blue Horse Head Nebula and Red Mars, 



    
        

            Yuichi Kawamoto