The Dark Tower

Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - TSA102 and QSI683-8

Guiding - QSI OAG and SBIG ST-i.

Software - MaximDL, Focusmax, Pinpoint, CCDautopilot 5

Ha RGB 270 180 130 190 (15 minute sub exposures for Ha, 10 minutes for colour)

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS6

Object - Located in the constellation of Scorpius this Dark nebula contains many stars which are illuminating the dust from behind. Surrounding thin layers of Hydrogen and dust can be seen throughout the region.