Bold in blue

Fernando Oliveira de Menezes, taken from Munhoz, Minas Gerais, Brazil

The reflection nebula IC 4605 is lit by the star 22 Scorpii, and is one of the most prominent features in the colorful Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex. The orange wash at the bottom of the frame is another reflection nebula — but one imbued with the yellow tones of the supergiant star Antares, out of frame. This image was taken with nearly 15 hours of exposure on a 6-inch refractor.