Video Tour of the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex in 4K
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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex 4Kis 390 light years from Earth and can be found in the Scorpius constellation, by looking for the heart of the Scorpion which is the red giant – Antares. Find Antares and look above to the right, that is where Rho Ophiuchi is located.
R.A. Position 16:26:30.56
Dec. Position -24:23:04.16
The size of the cloud complex, also called a nebula, is 14 light years across, making it almost 30,000 times the size of our solar system (Sun to Neptune).
Rho Ophiuchi is a birth place of stars, approximately 50 stars in similarity to our sun are forming inside this beautiful constellation.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope took the images for the first year anniversary of the launch of JWST. Without lighting filters such as infrared the details of the constellation would not be as pronounced or dramatic.
Still Image Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Klaus Pontoppidan (STScI)
Video, Research, and Production: International Peace and Film Festival