NGC2244 and Rosette Nebula Study
Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:59 PM
With the two scopes and different fields of view, it was a very obvious reminder to me about the different ways objects are seen. Likewise, I think things are one way in life issues but sometimes God's view is utterly different. I have learned if there is a difference, most likely He is correct and my sight needs correction.
NGC2244 Open Cluster
Cluster with Central Part of Rosette Neb.
Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:25 PM
I really like your capture of the cluster with the central part of the Rosette. I felt that you captured both there really nicely. This is on of my top twenty items to observe. Well done. Nebula's always remind me that life is to be nurtured.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:59 AM
Carlos did same two pronged approach (sketching a large and small FOV of the same object) but did it during one observing session rather than two. I really liked his results. All this to say our double-night observing on objects seems to be increasing in order to more thoroughly capture what we see and enjoy different aspects of the object. We could do it on a single night, but it is usually too involved and long for us. What we need to now is go after the same thing with the 16x70 binoculars on the Trico Sky Window to get yet a third view. The only problem with this is the sky field is very detailed and my abilities are not nearly as good as Rony's when it comes to that degree of compexity in a star field.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:04 AM
Excellent and beautiful observations of the Rosette Nebula and NGC 2244 in Monoceros. These are two striking objects to observe in dark skies using large aperture. Thank you for sharing them with us all.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:03 PM
Very nice sketches of the open cluster and the complete Rosette. I was looking here a few nights ago waiting for comet Lulin to rise closer to the south. I could not make out much more than a hint of the nebula's brightest regions but the open cluster is always a treat as are both your sketches.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:40 PM
Amazing views of the subtle structure of the Rosette Nebula.