Antares, also known by its Bayer designation Alpha Scorpii (abbreviated to α Scorpii or α Sco), is the seventeenth brightest star in the nighttime sky and the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, and is often referred to as “the heart of the scorpion”. Along with Aldebaran, Regulus, and Fomalhaut, Antares comprises the group known as the ‘Royal stars of Persia’. It is one of the four brightest stars near the ecliptic.
Imaging telescopes or lenses: PENTAX 100SDUF
Imaging cameras: Canon KissDN改
Mounts: Vixen GPD Skysensor 2000PC
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 7×50mm
Guiding cameras: QcamPro4000R
Software: Adobe Photoshop 6 CS Extended, Guidemaster, AstroArts StellaImage7
Dates: March 15, 2008
Integration: 1.8 hours
Avg. Moon age: 7.96 days
Avg. Moon phase: 56.14%
RA center: 246.254 degrees
DEC center: -26.096 degrees
Pixel scale: 5.605 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -148.067 degrees
Field radius: 1.916 degrees
Locations: Mt.Gomadanzan site B, Aridagawa town, Wakayama Pref., Japan
The additional image is here to show the Antares position in the night sky, among the other objects, to avoid confusion.
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