The Rho Ophiuchi Nebula

The Rho Ophiuchi Nebula

Astrophotograph "Rho Ophiuchi Nebula"

This is a colorful region surrouding the bright triple star Rho Ophiuchus. This area is lighted by the bright star Antares. Antares is a red supergiant star. It is about 40,000 times more larger than our sun.

This photograph was taken with a small telescope which has only 45mm diameter.

Imaging information

Optics: miniBORG45ED using BORG7885 Reducer

Mount: Takahashi P-2 mount

camera: NikonD50, ISO1600, RAW

Exposure: 10minx4, 2frame mozaic

Software: RAP,Stellaimage5,PhotoshopCS

Location: Nosegawa village, 2007

published in Tenmon-Guide magazine