Photo of the Week

The Rosette Nebula by Yves Tremblay

The Rosette Nebula by Yves TremblayOne 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.

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4 comments on “Photo of the Week
  1. Steve Irvine says:

    Congratulations on a wonderful image, Yves. It’s different from typical photographs of the Rosette Nebula, and highlights interesting details not usually seen.

  2. Stephan Guay says:

    Spectacular! I have seen many of your pictures and this one goes right up there in your top-10 collection for sure … if not your best one!

  3. Dave McCarter says:

    This photo takes me back to the first time I saw the Rosette in binoculars and then my 25cm scope. What a wonderful image, with loads of crisp not too over processd detail. Well done.
    Dave

  4. Brian Allan says:

    Great capture! And an interesting target.

    I’ve shot the Rosette three times over the past week. My most recent from last night: https://goo.gl/photos/sGEA6se1LRoDZjq96

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