Antares and the Rho Ophiuchus Region

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'Antares and the Rho Ophiuchus Region'

Antares and the Rho Ophiuchus Region

[Public Domain] 4 Aug 2018 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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This photo is not taken with a telescope, or any special astronomy camera. It’s such an awkwardly large patch of sky the moon would only take up about a centimeter of what you see on your screen. This also means I don’t have the gear for this particular focal length (200mm) as I rarely need this “size” of the sky for photographing space targets generally. So I borrowed this lens from a friend of mine and this was the first thing I wanted to shoot with it and have been meaning to do for years. It’s such a vibrant, colourful, rich and dense star field with huge swathes of dark nebula we just can’t see with our own eyes. The stacked image is only made of 30 second exposures though over about 25 minutes total. ISO 6400 / F4 with Canon 6D mk II. Unguided but tracking piggyback on a Celestron CGX mount.

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