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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  IC 4603, IC 4604, IC 4605, M 4, M 80, NGC 6093, NGC 6121, NGC 6144, Part of the constellation Scorpius (Sco), The star 22Sco, The star Al Niyat (σSco), The star Antares (αSco), The star οSco, The star ρOph, The star τSco, rho Oph nebula
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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex HDR, 


            Ray Morris
Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex HDR
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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex HDR

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 75-300mm Canon EF 75-300mm

Imaging cameras: Canon DSLR EOS 60da

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 80mm Short Tube

Guiding cameras: Celestron NexGuide

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS3

Dates:March 3, 2014

Frames: 20x120" ISO2000

Integration: 0.7 hours

Darks: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 2.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.34%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2916310

RA center: 16h 26' 52"

DEC center: -25° 14' 9"

Pixel scale: 9.441 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 155.569 degrees

Field radius: 4.232 degrees

Resolution: 2680x1798

Locations: Douglas Springs Trailhead, Tucson, AZ, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard


Another object converted to HDR using freeware Luminance HDR. See tech card for exposure details.



Ray Morris
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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex HDR, 


            Ray Morris