The region of Scorpius is home to numerous deep-sky wonders and it is a region of the sky that I never tire of exploring, whether with a telescope or just binoculars. Double stars, clusters of all kinds, nebulae, planetary nebulae, dense star fields..... Scorpius has them all in abundance! It is a region that richly repays the careful observer.
The above image shows the region of the claws of the scorpion. Several very faint reflection nebulae are visible, along with the nebula around Antares. The black sopts were caused by dust that did not flat-field out. :-(
This image shows the tail of the scorpion and part of Sagittarius. It includes the brightest region of the Milky Way. The two bright emission nebulae near the centre are NGC 6334 and NGC 6357.