Saturn Peeking

Just to prove I can still do some sort of deep space astrophotography, I present Saturn Peeking. This was taken with my backup Canon 6D and consists of 78 1 minute exposures with a Nikkor 180 2.8 lens at f/2.8. It’s not Rogelio grade but I still like it. Hopefully you will too.

More on this region one of the most colorful in the sky: The clouds surrounding the star system Rho Ophiuchi compose one of the closest star forming regions. Rho Ophiuchi itself is a binary star system visible in the light-colored region on the image. The star system, located only 400 light years away, is distinguished by its colorful surroundings, which include a red emission nebula and numerous light and dark brown dust lanes. Near the upper right of the Rho Ophiuchi molecular cloud system is the yellow star Antares, In the middle top is Saturn, peeking in on this fabulous scene.
Antares Final 2 flat sig
Please view Full Size. I uploaded it at full resolution. Anyone have a star count?

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