Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

Mars & the Rho Ophiuchus Region

What looks like a giant globular cluster at left is actually a greatly overexposed image of Mars. To the right is Antares and real globular clusters (M4) and the smaller NGC6144 which is between and slightly above Antares and M4.

Photo info
  • Date/Time: 19 July 2001
  • Location: Vanishing Point Observatory
  • Lens/Scope: Borg 100ED F4
  • Camera: Planet Town 6x7 vacuum-back astro camera
  • Exposure: 45 minutes
  • Film: {Kodak E200 (+2 push)
  • Mount: Losmandy G11
  • Guiding: SBIG STV / Borg 76ED @ F6.6
  • Image Processing: Photoshop