The Antaries Pentagon, bounded by Antares, M4, Al Niyat, IC4603, and IC4605, near the center of the Milky Way is rich in color. It includes bright, dark, and emission nebulae as well as open and closed star clusters. I've reworked my earlier image from TSP 2022 with more attention to bringing out it's full range of color and brighnest. This nebulasity forward processing of 102' of 3' exposure data taken starting 2022-04-26 05:17 UT from Fort Davis, Texas.
Taken with a William Optics RedCat 250/51mm telescope, Baader UV/IR cut filter, ZWO ASI 533 MC camera, and SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 mount, ASI EAF and guide camera. All were controlled with a ZWO ASIAir Plus Controller. Processed in PixInsight, StarExterminator, Topaz DeNoise, and Photoshop.
A key to objects in the pentagon from astrometry.net:
My previous attempt rendering this data: Antares Pentagon first try.
Content created: 2022-05-14
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