Leaping puma in the Rosette Nebula


Ian Russell

Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire

Scope: Takahashi FSQ85EDX
Mount: misbehaving CGEM DX
Camera: Atik 460ex
Guiding: IMG0H, Atik OAG, PHD

This is a crop of the centre of the Rosette Nebula showing the Leaping Puma. Also on display you can see a donkey, a dog, and possibly a peacock among others! It’s a bit like making objects out of clouds…

I am really pleased with how well this image stood up to enlargement given this was captured with an 85mm ‘scope… but then there is almost 15 hours worth of data (RGB enhanced with Ha and [OIII] narrowband.