January 2017: the Rosette

This is one of the beauties of the winter skies. I confess that, for one or another reason, I hadn’t imaged it before. The fate wanted that in the first ocasion that I’ve tried, a group of thin clouds invaded a transparent sky, and spoiled my session with the beauty.

As a result, this image has much more noise than I wanted. The first subs are very good, but the following ones were damaged by the appearing clouds. I needed all the subs to combine them, as my session had to finish when the sky got totally covered. Well, this encourages me to try again :-)

Rosetta cropped signed

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January 2017: Orion Nebula & the Pleiades

Well, these are easy targets. But I wanted to test my new setup with them , and the night I had free to do so the Moon didn’t allow for a much more complicated objects.

This is the Oriuon Nebula, M42. The large FOV of my setup is great for this object, as it frames the whole nebula and its surroundings.

M42 signed

This is a cropped version of it:

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And now the Pleiades cluster, M45. Also framed pretty well. As you see the faint nebulosity is clearly captured. This is a cropped version:

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