Mars & the Rho Ophiuchus Region

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Technical data:
Scope:   Borg 100ED F4
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guider: SBIG STV / Borg 76ED @ F6.6
Camera: Planet Town 6x7 vacuum-back astro camera
Film: Kodak E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 45 minutes
Date/Time: 19 July 2001

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.

Copyright 2001 by David A. Kodama, All Rights Reserved