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.
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.