Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 2239  ·  NGC 2244  ·  NGC 2252  ·  Rosette nebula  ·  The star 12Mon
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Rosette Nebula - 100 Hour High Resolution Mosaic, 



    
        

            Mike Wiles
Rosette Nebula - 100 Hour High Resolution Mosaic
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Rosette Nebula - 100 Hour High Resolution Mosaic

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED152

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-8300M

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP900

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED152

Guiding cameras: SBIG ST-i

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon Red G2E  ·  Astrodon Green G2E  ·  Astrodon Blue G2E

Accessory: SBIG OAG-8300


Dates:Jan. 22, 2014

Frames:
Astrodon Blue G2E: 32x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green G2E: 32x1200" bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 68x3600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red G2E: 32x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 100.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 67.34%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 173273

RA center: 6h 32' 15"

DEC center: +4° 56' 16"

Pixel scale: 0.913 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.119 degrees

Field radius: 1.000 degrees


Resolution: 620x463

Locations: Desert Rat Observatory, Benson, Arizona, United States

Description

It's not the most original idea in the world, but I thought that completing a high resolution shot of the Rosette in time to present to my wife and three daughters for this upcoming Valentine's Day would be something just a little different than the standard "flowers" for a gift. Problem is, the Rosette doesn't even come close to fitting into the field of view of my camera. As a result, I shot it as a four frame mosaic - 28 megapixels in size and exactly 100 hours of exposure.

Take the time to zoom into the 100% full resolution image. There's an amazing amount of detail there.

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Rosette Nebula - 100 Hour High Resolution Mosaic, 



    
        

            Mike Wiles