Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

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'Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex'

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

[Public Domain] 16 Aug 2015 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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This will be the best shot I get from the Astrofest QLD Star Party this week! I finally got back to photographing the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex with an excellent field of view thanks to a Canon 200mm L-series lens I borrowed from a friend. I can’t afford that kind of kit. This is the incredibly colourful Antares region, it may be the most colourful area? It sure seems like it. I’ve been meaning to shoot this again for ages and I’m pretty happy with this. It has some streaking (vertical bands) I’ll need to use bias frames from the Canon 70D to correct.

This is not taken through a telescope, it’s a telephoto zoom lens on a DSLR piggybacking on the telescope as it tracks the stars. 100 x 30 second exposures at ISO 6400, stacked in nebulosity, stretched in PixInsight, post in Photoshop

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