December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This is NGC 2244, aka, the “Rosette Nebula”, an emission nebula and open cluster in the constellation of Monoceros. This is First Light, photographically at least, for my new-ish TMB 80/480 SuperAPO Refractor. This fast, f/6 refractor has significant field curvature, as can be seen by the flaring of the stars toward the edges of the image. I have the reasonably well-matched TeleVue TRF-2008 Field Flattener/Focal Reducer on order to improve the edge performance of this scope.
Mousing off the image reveals a “Hubble Palette” narrowband image, with