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#1 Andy01

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:28 PM

Full tricolour narrowband image with RGB stars complete!

Taken from my light polluted backyard in Melbourne, Australia.

 

I had some fun with the colour palette on this one - hope you like it too!

 

Big one HERE

 

C&C welcome, as always smile.gif

 

Would the Rosette Nebula by any other name look as sweet?

The bland New General Catalog designation of NGC 2237 doesn't appear to diminish the appearance of this flowery emission nebula. Inside the nebula lies an open cluster of bright young stars designated NGC 2244. These stars formed about four million years ago from the nebular material and their stellar winds are clearing a hole in the nebula's center, insulated by a layer of dust and hot gas. Ultraviolet light from the hot cluster stars causes the surrounding nebula to glow. The Rosette Nebula spans about 100 light-years across, lies about 5000 light-years away, and can be seen with a small telescope towards Monoceros.(text>Apod)

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:22 AM

The mermaid figure turned out blue which I guess is appropriate. Thanks for posting.



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:11 AM

Thanks James, hmmm - darned if I can see a mermaid though, could you point her out for me please?
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:44 AM

Thanks James, hmmm - darned if I can see a mermaid though, could you point her out for me please?
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She is upside down and near to the center of the image. Below is a larger clip from one of my images in H-alpha along with a rotated clip from your image. The tail is toward the bottom left, then follow the curve up toward her head.

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:47 AM

That is cool, never noticed the mermaid either, thanks for sharing this!



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 11:24 AM

That's one beautiful image, and my first encounter with the Mermaid. Thank you!

 

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 07:15 PM

She is upside down and near to the center of the image. Below is a larger clip from one of my images in H-alpha along with a rotated clip from your image. The tail is toward the bottom left, then follow the curve up toward her head.

Thanks James, I see her now - Paradolia rules!

Thanks for the nice feedback Tom, Mike & James laugh.gif




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