Zeta Ophiuchi and Neighbours | Dieter Willasch

Dieter Willasch
Location of photo
Mount Ceder, South Africa
Date/Time of photo
12+13 March 2010
Nikkor 50mm lens 1:1.4 @ f/3.5 Takahashi EM-11 SBIG STL-11000M
This wide field image spans nearly 40x30 degrees in the sky and covers mainly parts of the constellations of Scorpius and Ophiuchus. In the upper right part of the image colorful nebulae around Antares, a massive Red Giant star, are displayed, but also extended dark nebulae lanes, the largest of them the so called Dark River, running from Antares down to the huge Dark Horse nebula complex at the bottom right. Left of center the very faint nebulosity around the star Zeta Ophiuchi can be seen, which has rarely been imaged.
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