Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

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'Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex'

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

[Public Domain] 1 Jul 2024 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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If the constellation Scorpio looks vaguely like a scorpion to you (with a bit of imagination) then this collection of stars is the sting in the tail. With even modestly long exposures, this massive and colourful dark nebula cloud complex is revealed. It’s a favourite for photographers as it’s huge in the sky, so really doesn’t even need a telescope to see. This image would fit 20 full moons top to bottom!

Taken with a Canon 6D MK II DSLR
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 190mm f5
ISO 1600
81 x 90s
Total 2 hours integrated exposures.
(*Tracked with C11 1960mm Guide Scope on SW EQ8-Rh Pro heh)

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