Contains:rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, IC 4603, The star ρOph
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Rho Ophiuchi Complex Region, 




    

        Richard Pattie
Rho Ophiuchi Complex Region

Rho Ophiuchi Complex Region

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Resolution: 2664x2104

Dates: June 11, 2018June 12, 2018

Frames:
Astronomik Blue: 15x150" -5C bin 2x2
Astronomik Green: 15x150" -5C bin 2x2
Astronomik Lum: 22x600" -5C bin 1x1
Astronomik Red: 15x150" -5C bin 2x2

Integration: 5.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.12%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Astrometry.net job: 2100066

RA center: 246.930 degrees

DEC center: -24.043 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.759 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.120 degrees

Field radius: 1.301 degrees

Locations: High Desert Domecile, Hereford, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Lately I've seen some beautiful images of this area so I thought I'd give it a try. This image is of only a tiny slice of the gigantic nebula complex. Colors abound here, bluish reflection nebula, reddish hydrogen-rich emission nebula—both of which color the stars behind them—punctuated by thick, dark fingers of gas and dust completely obliterating any view of more distant suns. All of it overlooked by the Rho Ophiuchi triple-star system.

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Rho Ophiuchi Complex Region, 




    

        Richard Pattie