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Contains:  IC 4605, NGC 6144, IC 4603, M 4, NGC 6121, The star 22Sco, The star Antares (αSco), The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star οSco
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Cosmic Color show in Scorpius, 


            Uri Abraham
Cosmic Color show in Scorpius

Cosmic Color show in Scorpius

Technical card

Resolution: 4087x3254

Dates:June 1, 2019June 2, 2019

Astrodon Luminance E-Series Gen 2: 30x300" (gain: 0.50) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance RGB E-Series Gen 2: 75x180" (gain: 0.50) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.2 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 28.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.71%

Temperature: 3.80 job: 2729626

RA center: 246.371 degrees

DEC center: -25.418 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.118 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.288 degrees

Field radius: 2.262 degrees

Locations: LMDSS, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Traveller


Cosmic color show around the Heart of the Scorpion

Our show begins with Antares, a red super giant star in the constellation of Scorpius which is showing off magnificent yellow colors in a region which is truly the most beautiful in the sky. The show goes on with two blue reflection nebulae and two globular clusters with golden color stars. At the center right, the bright star (Al Niyat) is creating a lovely bluish reflection and a beautiful umbrella of red emission. Finally, brown dust lanes and dark nebulae visible mostly at the top, end our show.

What a magnificent show !, I hope you like it

N.B: It appears the histogram is showing off its colors too...



Uri Abraham
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


Cosmic Color show in Scorpius, 


            Uri Abraham