RGB 40 40 40

Canon EF 70-200/2.8 IS USM II

Losmandy G11

FLI ML x694


Constellation Scorpius

Ra 16:24:12.97

Dec -23:30:03.2


The region around Antares in the Scorpion up to the somewhat discreet star Rho Ophiuchi is filled with gas and dust. The giant Antares, as a star of the spectral class M1, illuminates the surrounding clouds in its typical orange-red light, while ρ Ophiuchi illuminates it pale blue due to its much higher temperature. In between, there are dark nebulae, which conceal the light of the stars behind it.