Rosette Nebula – First Light

Despite several nights of “clear skies” the North Shore Observatory has been inundated with very bad seeing, maybe low level clouds or everyone is having fires in their chimneys. Eitherway here is a quick image of the Rosette Nebula which is shaping up to be my next main target.

First Night of Data

I did manage to get some Ha for the Rosette, not the greatest dataset but I can play with it a bit.

Lumix G5 + SVBONY 7nm Ha Filter

I ended up deciding to go with False colour and combine these two images, really pushed my processing techniques to get this final composition.

Final Image combining RGB and Ha in False Colour

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