IC 4628, NGC 6321, and regions North of Zeta Scorpii


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Equipment

76mm Televue (with TeleVue field flattener)
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = RGB (synthetic) binned 1x1
Red = 20 minutes binned 1x1
Green = 20 minutes binned 1x1
Blue = 20 minutes binned 1x1

  • This is a two frame mosiac with the exposure times above for each frame. The reddish nebulosity towards the top of the frame is IC 4628. The bright concentrated cluster in the lower right is NGC 6321. This entire region is north of Zeta Scorpii. By the unaided eye, this part of the sky looks like a spray of stars coming from the bend in the scorpion (beneath Antares). NGC 6231 is often referred to as the "Northern Jewel Box."
  • Minimum credit line: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 04/15/2005