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Antares and Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex

Astrotrac/PolariePosted by Koen Miskotte Sun, September 04, 2011 12:11:46

Finally I had some time to process an image from Namibia. This image (taken on 1 august 2011 around 00:37 UT) shows te bright star alpha Scorpio and the Antares/Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex. At the right side a bright meteor is visible, a Capricornid of -2. Also visible on this image are two globulair clusters named Messier 4 (left corner) and NGC 6144 (near Antares).

Picture: Antares/Rho Ophiuchi cloudcomplex

Mount: AstroTrac Travel Mount with head EH 3010
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 200 mm F 2.8 type L lens.
Filter: None
Accessories: TC 80N3 timer controller,
Location: Hakos Guestfarm, Namibia (16.3 east, 23.3 south)
Software: Canon Digital Photo Processing, Registax5, Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X12)
Description: Stack of 5 images (RAW): in total 17.3 minutes. ISO 1250, F 3.2

Click on the image for a larger version.

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