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Rho Ophiuchi-Antares Region Wide Field: To cover an even wider field of view than in the Rho Ophiuchi-Antares region mosaic I put together some time ago, this image was taken with a 200 mm photo lens and the STL 11000M camera. The vista which emerges is spectacular as the wonderful dark nebulae in their full extent can be observed.The largest of it is called The Dark River.
This is for my taste and also for aesthetic standards I think the most picturesque part of the sky!



Object Rho Ophiuchi-Antares Region Wide Field
Category Nebulae
Designation Rho Ophiuchi-Antares
Constellation Scorpius, Ophiuchi
Optics Canon EF lens 200mm 1:2.8 @ f/3.5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min, 3 x 5min each Astrodon True Balance LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image akquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and Skywatcher ED80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop, Color Code LRGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 16 Mar 2010
 
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