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Contains:  M 19, NGC 6273, IC 4605, rho Oph nebula, IC 4604, IC 4603, M 4, NGC 6121, The star 3Sgr, The star οSco, The star 13Sco, The star ωOph, The star ξOph, The star 44Oph, The star θOph, The star τSco, The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star Antares (αSco), Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco)
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Pipe Jupiter and Rho Ophiuchus Pano, 





    
        

            Jeff Ball
Pipe Jupiter and Rho Ophiuchus Pano

Pipe Jupiter and Rho Ophiuchus Pano

Technical card

Resolution: 1600x536

Dates:June 26, 2019

Frames: 16x900"

Integration: 4.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.47%

Astrometry.net job: 2861589

RA center: 254.911 degrees

DEC center: -24.926 degrees

Pixel scale: 52.139 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.788 degrees

Field radius: 12.219 degrees

Locations: Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

It is not very often that we get a chance to image this area of the Milky Way. But this past June the conditions at the Green Bank Star Quest cooperated for 2 nights, providing an opportunity to put together this 2 panel landscape pano.

Challenges were some slight color variations in the two panels. All color calibration was performed in Pixinsight with PCC. The coma at the edge of the 85mm lens was pretty significant at f4 and complicated stitching alignment.

But, I am pretty happy with the result of this most challenging object from northern latitudes.

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a bit of a blue channel stretch for better color balance

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Pipe Jupiter and Rho Ophiuchus Pano, 





    
        

            Jeff Ball