The Rossette Nebula a Blending of the Telescopes.

The Rossette Nebula in RGBL Ha OIII with a blending of telescopes.

This Hybrid broadband- Narrow-band image of the rossette nebula ( part of the giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros) was brought to you through the collaborative efforts of European astrophotographers Maurizio Cabibbo and Paul C. Swift.

Swift:

Processing by Swift : you will notice a proliferation of tiny refraction spikes> They are designed to blend the Newt High res portion of the image to the part made with refactors.
Imaging telescope: Vixen VSD 100 f/3 and AG14
Imaging camera: 9.2mp Sony SX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3
Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm and Chroma SII 3nm
Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain

Cabibbo
Imaging telescope:Takahashi Fsq 106 EDXIII f/3,6

Imaging cameraSbig Stl11000
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding telescope or lens: Orion SSAG on Orion Short Tube 80/400

 

 

So what goes into making of one of our collaborative images? Well usually several years of back-yard data collected in Italy and Spain from multiple telescope setups, combined to produce a more powerful multi-band  image. The image below illustrates some of the elements involved.

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2 Comments

  1. utkarsh
    December 5, 2017 - Reply

    Awesome stuff paul! congrats for the top 30 blog!
    Utkarsh

    • Paul C. Swift
      December 5, 2017

      Thank you my friend. I must a got lucky on that :)!

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