IC4603 Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius

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Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius

An interesting reflection nebula complex located between Antares and Rho-Ophiuchi. This nebula is quite faint and low in the southern sky and needs lots of exposure time.

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Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi TOA130s with TOA35Reducer, NJP Temma2 Mount

Camera: SBIG STL-11000XM, Astronomik Type2C LRGB filters

Exposure: L=120min(20minx6), R=20min, G=20min, B=20min, Ha=20min(HRGB:2x2binned)

Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS

Location: Nosegawa village, Nara Prefecture, 2007

NASA APOD, June 4, 2007