Monday, 1 February 2016

Deep Sky column 1/2016: NGC 2237, NGC 2264, Trumpler 5, IC 447 and Barnard 37


This column has a different look to it. The idea was to select a good (wide field) photograph from an interesting region in the winter sky and simply do an article based on it.

The region selected is the famous "Heart of Monoceros" featuring - most notably - Rosette and Cone nebulae. Other region under consideration was "Heart of Auriga" featuring IC 405, IC 410, IC 417 and NGC 1931 which will probably be done next year.

The image in the background is by St├ęphane Guisard - http://sguisard.astrosurf.com/Pagim/SGU-Cone-Rosette-STL-200mm-M-cp8.jpg