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Antares, M4 and the Rho Oph cloud
Antares is the bright star at the lower left of the image. It is over 700 times the diameter of our Sun. Globular cluster Messier 4 is seen on the lower right. The Rho Ophiuchus cloud complex is the closest star forming region to our solar system (~430 lght years away). The cloud complex is much larger than can fit in this image. Blue reflection nebula IC 4605 seen about mid-left, and IC4603 seen middle-top are created by interstellar dust. Borg 71FL astrograph with a modified Canon XS DSLR 36min exp.
2012_04_27_Moon_6SCT_f20_656nm_-_Copy.jpg 2012_05_11_AR1476_Solar_Wedge_90mm_f30_LRdecon_532nm.jpg Rho_Ophiuchus_region_2012_05_16_71FL_XS_36min_iso800.jpg IC_1275_2012_05_20_71FL_XS_120min_iso800_-_Cropped.jpg Sh2-275_2012_11_12_100ED_XS_iso800_60min.jpg
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