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 Camera. Other pictures from the camera are are here. Images processed using my Astronomy Image Processing Workflow. Other March 2009 Astronomy Images
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: Wide Field Pictures and Area Index
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