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Contains:  Omega nebula, M 17, NGC 6618, NGC 6604, IC 4701, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, M 7, NGC 6475, NGC 6383, NGC 6357, NGC 6281, rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, IC 4592, The star Lesath (υSco), The star Graffias (β1Sco), The star Zubeneschamali (βLib), The star ζOph, The star Sabik (ηOph), The star Dschubba (δSco), The star εSco, The star Kaus Australis (εSgr), The star Shaula (λSco), The star Antares (αSco), Part of the constellation Serpens (Ser), Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco), Part of the constellation Sagittarius (Sgr), Part of the constellation Ophiuchus (Oph), Part of the constellation Lupus (Lup), The constellation Libra (Lib)
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Milky Way near Scorpius, 


Milky Way near Scorpius

Milky Way near Scorpius

Technical card

Resolution: 5704x4011

Frames: 40x30" ISO2500

Integration: 0.3 hours

Darks: ~10

Bias: ~10 job: 2859070

RA center: 248.951 degrees

DEC center: -21.419 degrees

Pixel scale: 34.080 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.002 degrees

Field radius: 33.009 degrees

Data source: Backyard


I've not been able to image because of the Moon, clouds, and very heavy moisture. I had some data that I took on 7-19-19 that I didn't process. I decided to play around with that data today.
I did get an image and as images of the Milky Way go this one is not very good. What I really wanted to capture in this part of the sky was Rho Ophiuchi. However no matter what I did in the processing I could not bring out any color or nebulosity in this object. The light pollution in this part of the sky is very heavy and that could be part of the problem. Anyway I did capture some of the Milky Way and I was pleased that I could make out the dark horse to the left of Jupiter. Please enjoy.



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Milky Way near Scorpius,