M4 & Rho Ophiuchus Area in Scorpius
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Date Taken: June, 2005              Location:  Anza, CA
Equipment:  Takahashi FSQ106 telescope & SBIG STL11000
Another rich and colorful area of the southern sky.  This widefield image contains two globular clusters - M4 & NGC6144.  Two large nebulas ,IC4603 & IC4604, provide a colorful background for the area.  The large star is of course Antares.  RGB = 40/40/40.
M4 - Globular Cluster
    Mag 5.9, Size 26.3'

NGC6144 - Globular Cluster
    Mag 9.1, Size 9.3'
Click here for a widfield view - 33% scale
Click here for a widefield view - 66% scale
1.5 megs