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Heart of the Scorpion


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This image shows the central region of Scorpius.  The bright yellow star in the lower center is Antares.  The globular cluster, M4 is to the right of Antares.


Date:  6/24/2006

Location:  Cheddar Ranch Observatory

Telescope:  Canon 18-55mm, f/5

Mount:  LXD55

Camera:  Canon 20D, ISO 800

Exposure Count:  32 x 3 minutes, total exposure 96 minutes

Guiding:  None

Post Processing:

ImagesPlus - Calibration, align, combine, digital development

Photoshop CS2 - Color balance, curves

NeatImage - Noise reduction

Carboni Actions - Diffraction spikes

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