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Contains:  M 62, NGC 6266, IC 4605, rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, IC 4603, M 4, NGC 6121, IC 4601, The star ρOph, The star 22Sco, The star ψOph, The star οSco, The star ωOph, The star χOph, The star φOph, The star τSco, The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star Antares (αSco), Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco)
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antares mars saturn rho ophiuchi, 


            Nicholas Jones
antares mars saturn rho ophiuchi

antares mars saturn rho ophiuchi

Technical card

Resolution: 4288x2848

Dates:May 6, 2016

Frames: 10x60"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.14% job: 1082576

RA center: 249.528 degrees

DEC center: -24.141 degrees

Pixel scale: 13.301 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.445 degrees

Field radius: 9.511 degrees

Locations: Heathcote, Victoria, Australia, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia


This 10 x 15 degree swathe of the Ophiuchus area takes in Mars, Saturn, Antares and the Rho Ophiuchus cloud complex.

Location: Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Camera: Sony A7S (modified)
Lens: Samyung 135mm @ f2.8
Integration using Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.4
Tarted up a bit in Photoshop.
Exposures: 10 x 60 seconds, @ ISO 1600
Darks: 31
Bias: 80
Flats: 30



Nicholas Jones
License: None (All rights reserved)

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antares mars saturn rho ophiuchi, 


            Nicholas Jones