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Telescope: Takahashi FSQ Designation: The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is a dark nebula of gas and dust that is located 1 south of the star ? Ophiuchi in the constellation Ophiuchus. At an estimated distance of 131 3 parsecs, this cloud is one of the closest star-forming regions to the Solar System. This cloud covers an angular area of 4.5 6.5.. It consists of two major regions of dense gas and dust. The first contains a star-forming cloud and two filaments, while the second has a star-forming region and a filament Some of the structures within the complex appear to be the result of a shock front passing through the clouds from the direction of the neighboring Sco OB2 association. Wiki
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Ophiuchus.
Camera: Apogee U16M 16803 with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander
Guiding:SBIG ST402 Guider Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure Data: RGB 3 Hours each. Position: R.A. 18 hr 28 min , Dec -24 32
Processed using Maxim data aquisition, PixInsight and PhotoShop image processing Date: June 2017
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory