Rho Ophiuchus

Rho Ophiuchus

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The summer constellations Scorpius and Ophiuchus are among the richest and most complex regions of the sky offering a treasure trove of imaging treats. IC 4603 is a blue reflection nebula at the boarder of these two constellations illuminated by the star Rho Ophiuchus. Dusty dark lanes add drama to an area where young stars shine brilliantly near the central region of the Milky Way.

Coordinates       :

16h 28' -24d 12'

Date Imaged       :

Aug 15, 2014

Lens       :

Borg 77ED at f/4.3

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

5.3 hours

Filter       :

LRGB 12:6:6:8 x 10 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio