Deep Sky Object in Summer
Mars & Nebulosities around head of Scorpius in 2016


Date & Time: May 4 2016, from 24:09 to 25:50 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 4 flames of 4min.×6shots
Optical: BORG 60ED with a conversion lens (f=245mm, F4.1)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 6D (Remodeled)
Location: Furudono town, Fukushima pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5472×3648)
Device Size...35×24mm, Sensitivity...ISO1600




This image has captured the distribution of dimmed nebulae around the head of Scorpius in the beginning of summer of 2016. At the time the Mars just before the approach to the Earth has been glittering with -2nd magnitude at the north of Antares. The brightness of Mars surpassed that of Antares, meaning of "the opponent of Mars (anti-ares)". We have pretty different impression on this colorful and photogenic star field including the transient red planet.

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Northern region of Antares

Sh2-1, Sh2-7


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