Antares and Rho Ophiuchi

Ever since the departure of Orion and Andromeda, I’ve been searching for a new target. The other night, I spotted Antares, the red supergiant, in the constellation Scorpius. I knew that Rho Ophiuchi was near Antares, but I didn’t bring a star chart and I was in an area with a poor cell signal. It was only after processing the Antares photos that I discovered that Rho Ophiuchi is in the same area.

During the second attempt, I waited for the rise of Antares. On the back of the camera, I could see the pentagon in Live View. Including the star above and below the pentagon ensured that I was not cutting off the image.

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