Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Another mediocre nebula image... This time the Rosette.

I know it is a bit off-centered, but I was doing good just to get this image. It was really windy, and about 10 degrees. The battery kept dying on my camera, and these three images were all that turned out. I tried M77 and the Cone Nebula too, but to no avail.

The Rosette is a large nebula located sort of between Gemini and Orion (sort of). It is a dusty birthplace for stars, where the center stars have blown the away creating a clear region. It is notoriously difficult to see in a telescope (even a large one), normally requiring a camera to get a good look at it.

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