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Planets & Galactic Center

The Planets Mars & Saturn Visit Antares & Dark Galactic Horse

Looking over the Top of Our Galactic Center, in this star studded field The Planets Mars & Saturn visit Antares & M4 Globular Cluster. Also Rho Ophiuchi Nebula region, & The Dark Galactic Horse, The Pipe Dark Nebula, M6, & M7 Open clusters, M19, M62 are in there too..just tiny…and many others DSO’s are barely visible too.

Canon 6D DSLR, 47 mm lens, ISO 3200, 2 x 2 minutes, only got 4 minutes total due to windy conditions on the beach,…but it show what I wanted and that was the Planets near Antares & Dark Horse. This was taken with my 24mm to105mm lens set at 47mm. Captured over Cape Cod, Ma. on 06-02-2016.
Best Regards,
John Chumack
www.galacticimages.com

Mars & Antares, A Celestial Pairing in the Southwestern sky !

Mars & Antares, A Celestial Pairing in the Southwestern sky !

Go out and look to your Southwest at Dusk to see Planet Mars & Bright Red Giant Star Antares, aka Alpha Scorpio.  You need a low unobstructed view to see them.    They look very similar in color , a red orange. Mars is the one that is  higher in the sky.   They are only up for a short period of time, so go out after sunset, but before it gets dark,  Take a look all weekend between 8:30pm and 9:00pm E.S.T.  I captured this shot on 09-25-2014 above my Observatory Dome in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Canon 6D  DSLR & 75mm lens, F7.1, ISO 6400, 3.2 second exposure

Camera on a tripod.

Best Regards,

John Chumack

www.galacticimages.com