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The Antares nebula complex

Object description:

The Antares region - probably the most colorful region of the sky - offers an impressive impression at different focal lengths. After the overview image with 50 mm we created a mosaic of 7 single images with 200 mm focal length. Even if the extension of the Antares region is not yet complete, we would like to show the intermediate state already.
Jupiter was just outside the field of view during the exposure time and creates the brightening at the left edge of the image. An image of the Antares region with Jupiter is shown here.

There are red H-alpa emission nebulae mixed with blue and yellow reflection nebulae and brown to black molecular dark clouds.

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