A rose by any other name

Rosette Nebula

The Rossette nebula, NGC 2237-8, 46

Here is a challenging object. It was at the threshold of visibility for me and my gear. The nebulae was visible at a power of 12.5 (40mm EP) and at 19x (26mm EP). It vanished at any higher power!! The sketch was made with help of a lumicon UHC filter. But the most significant aid in detecting the ghostly glow was wobbling the scope left and right. The eye is more sensitive to moving ghosts than to steady
ones. As a result of the UHC filter, the fainter stars are lost. But I wanted to concentrate on the nebulae. The sketch was made in Photo-Paint, based on a raw pencil-sketch behind the scope. I hope you like the view.

Rony De Laet

Sketch data:

Date : March 9, 2007
Time : 21.00UT
Scope : Skywatcher 102/500
EP : 26mm SP
Power : 19x
FOV: 2.7°
Filter : Lumicon UHC
Seeing : 3/5
Transp. : 2.5/5
Sketch Orientation : N down, W left.

3 thoughts on “A rose by any other name”

  1. This sketch looks very distorted on the page – it is stretch vertically.

    The same sketch appears in proper proportions when I view it via the RSS feed.

    Just wanted to let you know of a “grand-opening glitch” you might want to iron out. Thanks for starting ASOD!!!

  2. Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the heads up on this problem. I’m afraid I’m still too much a novice with this blogware to figure out how to correct this. When Jeremy Perez returns from his trip I’ll have him take a look at this one as well as about 2 or 3 other issues that are still plaguing the site. Thank you for the kind words about the site. 🙂


    Rich Handy
    ASOD webmaster (in training…. 😆

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