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Rosette Nebula, 


            Andy 01

Rosette Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 110 TBM with focal reducer Flt110 w Reducer

Imaging cameras: SBIG 8300C

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80mm f/5 Orion ST 80mm

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider Starshoot autoguider

Focal reducers: William Optics FF/FR III Field Flattener 68

Software: Sky Safari Pro

Filters: IDAS LPS V4 Hutech

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller

Dates:Dec. 10, 2013

Frames: 24x600" (4h)

Integration: 4h

Avg. Moon age: 8.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 59.17%

Basic astrometry details job: 311392

Resolution: 620x620

Locations: Snake Valley Astrocamp, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia


NGC 2244 (The Rosette Nebula) from Suburban Melbourne, Australia.

24x10 min exposures, (4 hours gasp!) IDAS LP filter.

It's such a massive object, I couldn't fit the whole thing in my camera! (SBIG 8300c) so I present this as a "Telescope View" similar to the binocular mask you see in Movies when a character is looking through Binos.

Took a while to process and bring out the colours, but I guess it's ok for a first attempt with the OSC.

Silver award with distinction, 86/100 AIPP Victorian Professional Photographer of the Year Awards, Science, Nature and Environment category.



Rosette Nebula, 


            Andy 01