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Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula
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Copyright: Bryan Shumaker (cystokid) (12)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-10
Categories: Sky
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-09 23:06
Viewed: 3629
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful image is of the rosette Nebula, a site of furious star formation. The red is glowing hydrogen, excited by the solar radiation from the hot, young bright stars in the center. The blue color is from ionized oxygen atoms.

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WOW ...truly fascinating ...!!! What kind of equipment has been used here Bryan! I have just read Canon released a dedicated camera for this type of photography ...the Canon EOS60Da - 'a' stands for astrophotography! Interesting ! But this image seems taken with incredibly powerful glass! Bravo!
George Veltchev

beautifully presented. good work.

Hello Bryan,
Nebulous but fabulous. How many light years away, I wonder. What telescope and what camera did you use, and at which institution? Thank you for this image and for the brief but informative note. Will look up Rosette Nebula.

PS: By the spelling of your name it does not seem as if you are related to the famous geologist/astronomer Eugene Shoemaker who, together with his wife Carolyn and David Levy, discovered Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994. Eugene Shoemaker is the only person buried on the moon.

Unusual here on TN and MOST Beautiful!

Hello & Welcome Bryan. Great picture. Would like to know a bit more details in the lines of what Neels have asked.


I call fraud.

I believe that this image is a cropped and colour shifted rip-off of Dick Locke's epic photograph that is posted at: -


Dick Locke's original was a composite of 22x 4-minute exposures, taken in 2010. The chances of another photographer matching the alignment and bloom of the stars and the rotational position of the image is nil. I have emailed the copyright holder.

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