About this object


Antares is a bright red star in the constellation Scorpius.  It is a red supergiant with a diameter 400 times larger than our sun. 



Technical Information


Optics:                                  Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/3.3              


Camera:                               Meade DSI


Date:                                     April 30th, 2006


Location:                               Ft. Davis, Texas (2006 Texas Star Party)


Exposure Details:                16 x 11.3 seconds


Acquisition:                           Meade AutoStar Envisage


Processing:                           AIP4WIN, Photoshop CS