Best of AOP - Diffuse Nebulae

Antares Region

This rich region of the sky includes reflection and emission nebulae, newborn stars surrounded by thick layers of dust, and the globular cluster M4.

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Last Updated: 06-Jun-2014

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Takahashi 106mm FSQ (f/5)

SBIG ST11000 CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The image above is a two frame mosaic. The exposure information refers to each frame.

Luminance = 20 minutes (synthetic) binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 20 minutes binned 1x1

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