First Rosette of the Season by Stan Noble
First Rosette of the Season (Stan Noble)
First Rosette of the Season by Stan Noble

Photo of the Week for November 3, 2017 Every season features a handful of showcase deep-sky targets popular […]

Photo of the Week for November 3, 2017

Every season features a handful of showcase deep-sky targets popular with astrophotographers. The Rosette Nebula (catalogued collectively as NGC 2237-8/46) in the dim constellation Monoceros, just east of Orion, is one such object. And here’s our first Rosette photo of the 2017/18 winter season. The reason it’s such a popular subject is obvious—the wreath-like nebulosity is visually striking, and the cluster embedded within (NGC2244) gives the scene extra sparkle.

First Rosette of the Season by Stan Noble
First Rosette of the Season (Stan Noble)

This Rosette portrait was captured by Stan Noble under a dark rural sky near Aneroid, Saskatchewan, roughly 70 kilometres south-southeast of Swift Current. Stan used a QHY163C CMOS camera and an Altair Lightwave 66mm refractor telescope fitted with a matching 0.8× focal reducer (producing an f-ratio of f/4.8) to record the 90, 75-second frames combined to make this picture.

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