Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  Christmas Tree Cluster  ·  IC 447  ·  IC 448  ·  NGC 2237  ·  NGC 2238  ·  NGC 2239  ·  NGC 2246  ·  NGC 2264  ·  Rosette A  ·  Rosette B  ·  Rosette Nebula  ·  The star 12Mon  ·  The star 13Mon  ·  The star 15Mon  ·  The star 16Mon  ·  The star 17Mon
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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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky Rover 70SA

Imaging cameras: ASI ZWO ASI1600MM Pro (mono)

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD Q5L-II-M camera guida

Software: PixInsight 1.8.6 Ripley PixInsinght 1.8

Filters: Optolong Optlong 36 mm SHO filter


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