Dust and Gas in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
About this image
A widefield image of a section of the gas and dust of the beautiful large Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex. Rho Ophiuchi is a dark nebula of gas and dust located 1° south of the star ρ Ophiuchi in the constellation Ophiuchus (close to the red Supergiant star Antares).
William Optics Star 71mm f/4.9 Imaging APO Refractor Telescope.
William Optics 50mm Finder Scope.
Garmin SkySync GPS Accessory.
Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope.
Orion StarShoot Autoguider.
Celestron AVX Mount.
Canon 60Da DSLR.
Astronomik Clip-In CLS Light Pollution Filter.
Guiding in Open PHD 2.6.3.
Image acquisition in Sequence Generator Pro.
18 x 180 sec.
ISO 3200 RGB (CLA FITS)
30 x Bias/Offset.
30 x Darks.
30 x Flats & Dark Flats.
Sequence Generator Pro with the Mosaic and Framing Wizard.
Astrometry.net ANSVR Solver via SGP.
Pre-Processing and Linear workflow in PixInsight,
and finished in Photoshop.
Annotated Sky Chart for this image.
Center RA, Dec: 248.666, -24.411
Center RA, hms: 16h 34m 39.831s
Center Dec, dms: -24° 24' 40.276"
Size: 3.31 x 1.86 deg
Radius: 1.898 deg
Pixel scale: 7.45 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: Up is 90.5 degrees E of N
View this image in the World Wide Telescope.