|M4 & Rho Ophiuchus Area in Scorpius
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
|Date Taken: June, 2005 Location: Anza, CA
Equipment: Takahashi FSQ106 telescope & SBIG STL11000
Notes: 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'