Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is a dark nebula of gas and dust that is located 1° south of the star ρ Ophiuchi of the constellation Ophiuchus. At an estimated distance of 131 ± 3 parsecs,[2][4] this cloud is one of the closest star-forming regions to t. Some of the structures within the complex appear to be the result of a shock front passing through the clouds from the direction of the neighboring Sco OB2 association.[3]. The first brown dwarf to be identified in a star-forming region was Rho Oph J162349.8-242601, located in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud.[better source needed][8]

This is a wide field shot of Rho Ophiuchi and the Milkyway.

Location: Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve

Camera: DSLR / Nikon 5600

Mount: Sky Watcher Star Adventurer on a Manfrotto Tripod

170 frames of 60 seconds each

ISO 800 at f4 with the Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D
Date: 4/28/19

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