Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

Mars and the "Dark Horse"


Wide field image with the head of Scorpius, Antares and the Rho Ophiuchus region at the right.  The dark region near the center  is the Pipe Nebula, with a few of imagination it seems an "Dark Horse". The bright red star very close to the galactic center is Mars.  The Lagoon Nebula M8 is just to the left and the two small emission nebula at the center bottom are the Cat's Paw . 


- Date / Location : 28/05/2001 from Roques de los Muchachos "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
- Optics / Lens : AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D - F/stop 4 - Nikon FM2 
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
- Exposure / Film : Single 25-minute exposure on un-hypered Kodak PJ400 Film
- Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop 6.0
- Note : Dry climate, windy.


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