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Rob Pettengill
03:31 am

Equipment Details:

William Optics RecCat 51, Baader UV/IR filter, ZWO ASI 533 MC Pro one shot cooled color camera. Sky-Watcher AZ EQ5 Pro mount with ZWO ASIAIR imaging computer, and iPad for scope and camera control.

Post-processing Details:

40 x 3' subs for 2 hours total exposure stacked and processed in Pixinsight, Topaz DeNoise, and Photoshop

Image Details:

"Lucy in the Sky with Rho Ophiuchi" north down with a southern portion of the Rho Ophiuchi star forming nebula. Antares in the upper right, M4 globular cluster top middle, Al Niyat left of center frame this spectacularly colorful area of the southern sky. Taken in the early morning of March 20 from Bad Wolf Ranch in central Texas.