Photo of the Week for February 19, 2016
One of the winter sky’s subtle beauties is the Rosette Nebula, situated east of Orion in the sparse constellation Monoceros. While seeing the dim nebula itself requires dark skies (and, often the help of a narrow-band nebula filter), the little cluster at its centre (NGC2244) can be viewed in binoculars.
This portrait of the Rosette was captured from suburban Montreal by Yves Termblay on a particularly frigid night in January, 2016. He used a QHYCCD Astronomy QHY9 monochromatic CCD camera attached to a Stellarvue SV80ED 80-mm f/7 refractor telescope (fitted with a TeleVue FR-2008, 0.8x focal reducer) to record one hour of image data shot through RGB, Hydrogen-alpha, and OIII filters.