I’ve wanted to get an image of the Rosette Nebula for may years after imaging a part of it with my 8″ Meade at f6.3. Lacking the patience and persistent clear skies to mozaic it, I needed a well tracked short focal length scope. Here is the March 2012 image.
I tried a few weeks ago with a poor mount and struggled and got
So I invested in a new mount and first light, with Simon White, Carol Grayson, Stuart Atkinson and Stella Coxon present at Old Hutton Church, I managed the image I wanted. A stack of twelve 5 minute exposures and
one very happy bunny! Cracking start. Now to push when the skies relent and we can see stars!