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Contains:  M 19, NGC 6273, IC 4605, rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, IC 4603, M 4, NGC 6121, IC 4601, The star 26Oph, The star 24Oph, The star ρOph, The star 22Sco, The star ψOph, The star οSco, The star ωOph, The star τSco, The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star Antares (αSco), Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco)
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Rho Ophiuchi (with bonus Comet), 


            Peter Pat
Rho Ophiuchi (with bonus Comet)

Rho Ophiuchi (with bonus Comet)

Technical card

Resolution: 1920x2008

Dates:May 26, 2017

Frames: 20x90"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.71% job: 1598725

RA center: 249.957 degrees

DEC center: -24.377 degrees

Pixel scale: 18.443 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.114 degrees

Field radius: 7.117 degrees

Locations: Wiruna, Ilford, NSW, Australia


The Rho Ophiuchi region as a two panel mosaic using the Samyang 135mm lens. Comet 71P/Clark just happened to be in the field and can be seen as a small green dot below the yellow-orange nebulosity near Antares.

Pleased to have received an Honourable Mention for this image in the 2017 David Malin Awards!



Peter Pat
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Rho Ophiuchi (with bonus Comet), 


            Peter Pat