Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s day to everyone. The photo of the day is dedicated to my wife, mother and sister, who are all over 6,000 miles away from England. So it is only fitting to send them this picture of the Rosette nebula, so named as it resembles a rose which I have portrayed in red. It is worth noting that this nebula is some 5,000 light years away from earth, symbolic of when your loved ones are ‘light-years’ away.

The photo was taken during the middle of the week when the sky was so clear – the day after Storm Imogen had passed from England. This is my first attempt at imaging the Rosette nebula, so I am fairly pleased with the result – especially as this is the first time I have successfully imaged a deep sky object in mono with the ZWO ASI178MM-cooled.

Rosette nebula in red
Rosette nebula in red

Anyway, hope you all enjoy this never-fading rose.