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Contains:  IC 4605, rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, IC 4603, M 4, NGC 6121, The star 22Sco, The star ψOph, The star οSco, The star 13Sco, 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 and Rho Oph 135mm

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC

Imaging camera:Canon Eos6da

Mount:iOptron 3200

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

Software:Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix InsightPhotoshop

Resolution: 3660x2444

Dates:Aug. 23, 2017

Frames: 74x120"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.76% job: 1869226

RA center: 250.056 degrees

DEC center: -23.708 degrees

Pixel scale: 15.611 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 258.427 degrees

Field radius: 9.542 degrees

Locations: Hakos Guest Farm, 100km past Windhoek, Namibia


At 135mm fullframe the field is wide enough to get this wonderful nebula complex along with the dust trails its born from.

135mm Samyang at f/2 and Canon Eos6d at Iso400, 66% version.



License: None (All rights reserved)



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Antares and Rho Oph 135mm,