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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex including Antares, 



    
        

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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex including Antares
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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex including Antares

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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex including Antares, 



    
        

            Kirk
Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex including Antares
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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex including Antares

Technical card

Dates:May 2, 2018

Frames: 96x300" (8h)

Integration: 8h

Avg. Moon age: 17.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.87%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3516657

RA center: 16h29m54s

DEC center: -25°0726

Pixel scale: 3.497 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.804 degrees

Field radius: 3.905 degrees


Resolution: 6762x4348

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Description

Object: Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex.

This is my process of data provided to me by my good friend and fellow astrophotographer Terry Danks. You can see Terry’s process here: danks.netfirms.com/antares.htm

This is a 4-panel mosaic with a total integration time of 8 hours.

Acquisition Date: May 2018

Location: iTEL - Siding Spring, AU

Camera: FLI-11002M @-20°C

Telescope: Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106 @f/5 530mm

Mount: Software Bisque

Guide scope: MMOAG

Guide Camera: SBIG STi

Filters:

-Luminance6 x 5 min. (30 min. x 4– 120 min. total)

-Red:6 x 5 min. (30 min. x 4– 120 min. total)

-Green:6 x 5 min. (30 min. x 4– 120 min. total)

-Blue:6 x 5 min. (30 min. x 4 – 120 min. total)

Total Exposure: 480 min. (8.0hr)

Comments:

-Processed in Pixinsight 1.8 and Photoshop CS5

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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex including Antares, 



    
        

            Kirk