This is an image of Antares, the brightest object in the constellation of Scorpius. It is a giant red star that is surrounded by dust. It is often referred to as the “the heart of the scorpion” and appears distinctly reddish when viewed with the naked eye. I used an 8″ refractor to obtain this image. Since refractors don’t produce starburst patterns, I placed thin threads in front of the telescope to obtain the starburst effect.