Rho Ophiuchus and Mars

103. Rho Ophiuchus and Mars

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The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is a dark nebula of gas and dust that is located 1° south of the star ρ Ophiuchi of the constellation Ophiuchus. At an estimated distance of 131 ± 3 parsecs, it is one of the closest star-forming regions to the Solar System.
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SkyNews Photo of the Week May 20 2016

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Location Texas Star Party
Date May 5 2016
Optics Nikon 180ED f/4
Filters None
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Nikon D810A
ISO 1600
Subexposures 10
Exposure Length 120
Guider KwikGuider


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