Antares: More than meets the eye

The bright red star Antares is located in the direction toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It’s a rich region of the sky for telescopic observers.

Red star Antares in the constellation Scorpius and the multi-faceted deep-sky region surrounding it – June 24, 2017 – via Samuel Muller in Bom Jardim da Serra, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Beautiful image of the region of the sky around Antares. Samuel Muller provided these details:

24 frames of 300 seconds, ISO 1600.
1 frame of 600 seconds, ISO 800
Total exposure time: 2h10min

Celestron Advanced CG5 GT mount
Sony NEX-5N Baader BCF mod camera
18-55mm Sony stock lens, at 55mm f5.6
Diy Dew heater
No guiding

Processed through Deep Sky Stacker, PixInsight LE and Photoshop CS6.

Thank you, Samuel!

Deborah Byrd