IC 4604 and IC 4603 (IC4604, IC4603) Pictures
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Antares: Wider Field Pictures and Area Index here

Antares Area, Prime Focus Pictures here


IC4604 and IC4603 Mosaic

The mosaic above blends 16 * 5 min frames of IC 4604, 10 * 5 min frames of IC 4603, the image below, and a bit of the wide angle DSLR version.  Newer images: Takahashi TOA 130  Telescope (a 5" APO refractor telescope) with the reducer, AP 900GTO mount, QHY8 CCD CameraOther pictures from the camera are are here.  Images processed using my Astronomy Image Processing WorkflowOther March 2009 Astronomy Images


Rho Ophiuchi Nebula, IC 4604 to the left, and IC 4603 to the Right

These nebulae are in Ophiuchus technically, but they are very near Scorpius and Antares.   You can see that from left to right, the sky begins to show the distinctive yellow area near Antares.  See below for more links to this most colorful area of the sky.

Image Details: 9x4 = 28 total minutes exposure on 4/29/2006 at HAS site near Columbus, TX, USA.  4/30 by the time this was taken around 3:30 in the morning.  Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor), Losmandy G-11 mount.    My current image processing workflow is here.


Antares Area, Prime Focus Pictures

 
Antares: Wide Field Pictures and Area Index


Southern Scorpius: Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6634

  The other HAS Pix from 4/29/2006 are here. 

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