Rho Ophiuchi Cloud

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud

(roh of-ee-yoo -kÿ, -kee, oh-fee-) A complex region of molecular and dark clouds and emission and reflection nebulae near the star ρ Oph in the constellation Ophiuchus. X-ray and infrared observations show that star formation is occurring in the dark cloud.
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One of those objects was the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, which can't be successfully photographed from far northern latitudes.
Observations of gas clouds where stars are forming in the Milky Way have turned up gaseous oxygen in only two locations: the dark Rho Ophiuchi cloud in the constellation Ophiuchus and the more famous Orion nebula.
Let's start by looking toward the inner regions of the Milky Way at one of the most colorful and photogenic targets: the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex.