Rho Ophiuchus Region

73. Rho Ophiuchus Region


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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.
 

Image Information

Location Fingal ON
Date Jul 3 2010
Optics Nikkor 180ED at f/4
Filters None
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Canon/Hutech 500DH
ISO 800
Subexposures 14
Exposure Length 300
Guider SV102ED/ST-4
 

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