Antares With Nebulosity

This evening I thought I would have some fun with my Canon 6D on my Megrez 90, the telescope is permanently mounted in my observatory and not often used these days, with my focus instead on science through the 12″ SCT or wide field nightscape photography out and about.

I went straight to one of my favourite regions of the sky, the areas of nebulosity near the bright star Antares in the constellation of Scorpius. This area is just so dynamic and colourful. Full of star clusters and varying colours of nebulosity while being embedded in the sea of stars that is the central area of our Milky Way galaxy. The region is also known as theĀ Rho Ophiuchi Nebula.


Technically, this is a two frame panoramic where each frame is a stack of 10 exposures each being three minutes in length and at 3200ISO.