#8: Nebulae in Scorpius

Nebulae in Scorpius is the topic of Part #8 of our image presentation, where we want to share the results from our astrophotography-trip to DeepSkySafaris in Namibia.

In this part we deal with emission and reflection nebulae in the constellation Scorpius. While this prominent star figure does not rise very high above the horizon in Central Europe, it passes through the zenith in Namibia. In the area of the scissors is the very well-known Antares region with its colourful nebula landscape. A part of it is the reflection nebula IC 4605. A bit to the west we find the interesting reflection nebula vdB 99. In the middle of the Milky Way we reach the emission nebulae IC 4628 and NGC 6357, both are also known as the „Prawn Nebula“ and the „Lobster Nebula“. Directly below the Scorpion spine we still find the constellation
Corona Australis with the very extended Corona Australis Molecular Cloud.

IC 4605 250 mm Newtonian

IC 4605 wide field Vixen FL55SS

IC 4628 Esprit 100

IC 4628 wide field Vixen FL55SS

NGC 6357 Baader APO

Sandqvist 40 Baader APO

vdB 99 Baader APO

vdBH 73A Esprit 120