IC 4604 is a blue reflection nebula surrounded by Rho Ophiuchi, a multiple star system. This nebula is part of a much larger nebula complex, the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex. At approximately 400 light years away, it is one of the closest star-forming regions to our solar system.

Technical Information       
Date:               May, 2016
Location:         Green Valley, Arizona
Telescope:      Takahashi FSQ-106EDX
Camera:         SBIG STT-8300M
Filters:            Astrodon Gen 2
Mount:            AstroPhysics 1200
Exposure:       LRGB = 12:2:2:2 hours respectively, all unbinned
Software:        Acquisition: Maxim DL 5, TheSkyX, Pinpoint, CCD Commander
                       Processing: CCDStack, Pixinsight, PhotoShop CS6 with various plugins

IC 4604