It’s certainly full of beauteous treasures — the Cave Nebula was the subject of the Photo of the Week for the week of August 28, 2020.
Gathering the data from his backyard in Woodbridge, Ontario, around August 1, Dev collected eight hours of Ha, eight hours of S2 and 10 hours of O3 exposures, and processed the image using the SHO palette.
He said in an email he used an Esprit 120 mm APO refractor at f/7 and an ASI 1600 mono to collect the data.
Our judges said the image was “well-executed” with “lots of artistic value.”
Our honourable mention this week went to Ron Brecher for his image of the reflection nebula B175 and vdB 152.
He noted, “there is a lot of dim H-alpha in this region, so I may go back to it next year,” and his web post includes complete equipment, acquisition and processing information.
Prizes for the 2020-21 SkyNews Photo of the Week contest are sponsored by Sky-Watcher, Celestron, iOptron and The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Click here for more details on the prize packages that will be awarded to the best photos this year.