IC 4604 in Ophiuchus

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Rho Ophiuchi is a triple star system located at the southern end of the constellation Ophiuchus near de limit with Scorpius.
The stars are embedded in a large blue reflection nebulosity catalogued as IC 4604 which is mixed with several filaments of dark nebulae. This region is also part of a larger dust and nebulosity region known as the Rho Ophiuchus / Antares complex.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 200/1000 Black Diamond
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450D
Mounts: CGEM
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Lunatico Astronomia EZG-60
Guiding cameras: ZW Optical ASI120MC
Software: PHD Guiding, Incanus APT – Astro Photography Tool, PixInsight Core 1.8
Accessories: Baader MPCC Corrector de Coma
Dates: May 3, 2014
Frames: 7×600″ ISO1600
Integration: 1.2 hours
Darks: ~15
Flats: ~20
Bias: ~150

Author: Jose Fco. Del Aguila
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 08 May 2014