Monday, January 21, 2013

Rosette Nebula

Located in the constellation Monoceros, the Rosette Nebula is an awesome photographic image that truly looks like a rose pedal.  Located some 1500 light years away, the Rosette Nebula shows its huge hydrogen ejection carried off by the stellar cosmic winds.  Taken in my back yard in Lubbock, TX under mild light pollution. 
Imaged with a QHY8 CCD and Hyperstar focal reducer.  This is an f/2 image and autoguided.  10min exposure X 15 images stacked for a final image.
Equipment included my Celestron 11" Edge HD and CGE Pro Mount.

The second image is the same object taken the same night, but reprocessed a little different.  Thanks to a Facebook friend for the reprocessing.

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