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Christmas Tree Nebula, Rose Nebula Mosaic, 



    
        

            YIJIA ZHANG
Christmas Tree Nebula, Rose Nebula Mosaic
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Christmas Tree Nebula, Rose Nebula Mosaic

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Christmas Tree Nebula, Rose Nebula Mosaic, 



    
        

            YIJIA ZHANG
Christmas Tree Nebula, Rose Nebula Mosaic
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Christmas Tree Nebula, Rose Nebula Mosaic

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky Rover 70SA
Imaging Cameras
ASI ZWO ASI1600MM Pro (mono)
Mounts
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Filters
Optolong Optlong 36 mm SHO filter
Software
PixInsight 1.8.6 Ripley PixInsinght 1.8
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD Q5L-II-M camera guida

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 10, 2021
Frames:
1200x180" (60h)
Integration:
60h
Avg. Moon age:
26.70 days
Avg. Moon phase:
8.81%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4539644

RA center: 06h39m31s.4

DEC center: +07°5501

Pixel scale: 4.471 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 274.753 degrees

Field radius: 4.712 degrees

Resolution: 6000x4646

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

The Rose Nebula and the Christmas Tree Nebula are located in the constellation Monoceros. This nebula area is very large. In order to show this romantic nebula area, I spent about 4 months before and after shooting with narrow-band filters, and took a total of 9 pictures. The photos are finally mosaicked into a big picture in the PI software. What’s more interesting in the picture is that the Christmas Tree Nebula seems to be supplying its own nutrients to the Rose Nebula through two huge umbilical cords in the universe.

SKY ROVER 70SA

ASI1600MM Pro

7 Position FW, 36mm

Sky-WatcherAZEQ6

OPTOLONG Ha : 440 ∙ 180s (gain: 200) -30C bin 1x1

OPTOLONG S2 : 400 ∙ 180s (gain: 200) -30C bin 1x1

OPTOLONG O3 : 360 ∙ 180s (gain: 200) -30C bin 1x1

Total 60 hours

Total 9 mosaics

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Christmas Tree Nebula, Rose Nebula Mosaic, 



    
        

            YIJIA ZHANG