Ophiuchus-Scorpius Region

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  • 45 minutes on E200 (+2 push)
  • Borg 100ED @ f/4
  • Guided with Borg 76ED and STV autoguider
  • Losmandy G11 / Gemini mount
  • Portal, Arizona
  • 30 March 2003
The subtle variety of colors and objects -- emission, reflection, and dark nebulae, and globular clusters make this region a favorite of mine. The prominent yellow-orange star is Antares. The larger globular cluster to the right (west) of Antares is M4, while the smaller globular cluster nearer Antares (1 o'clock position) is NGC6144. This is a full-frame 6x7 view.

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