From my vault of unpublished astrophotography, today I bring you a rendition from earlier this year of the constellation Scorpius. I had been meaning to process this one for a while. Days turned into weeks which turned into months. An eclipse got in the way somewhere along the journey. So here we are, mid-October, discussing a constellation normally thought of in the Summer.
I recall that it was still very early evening when I took the photographs which comprise this stacked image. As you can see, my view was a tad narrow, but you can easily make out the side of Scorpius anchored by Antares. To the top-left are two moderately bright stars, part of the constellation Ophiuchus. If you imagine a horizontal line from the bottom of those stars in Ophiuchus to the top stars in Scorpius, then you are envisioning the Sun’s elliptic path in the sky.