Rosette Nebula

Why go with woo when you can take in awe? When people engage with the beauty and wonder of the nature, openings emerge that can help us relate and to respond to its realities. Here’s a brilliant look at the night sky, the origins of us, from the dark skies of Torrey, Utah. Science is wowzy!

Mark Bailey Photography

Rosette Nebula, Torrey, 2/16/2015 Rosette Nebula, Torrey, 2/16/2015

This is my first deep sky object capture in a while and the first after modifying my camera to accept more red in the Ha wavelength. This cosmic rose is about 5,000 light years away near Orion in Monoceros. The red is nebula matter (hydrogen?) that is heated up by the hot stars in the center that formed from the same matter.

I tried to get this picture Sunday night but got blanked out by a strange, stuck cloud. A rare failure in the forecast by the amazing Mr. A. Danko at ClearDarkSky.com.  As part of the weird weather we are having (very weird, exactly as predicted by the global warming models), the jet stream is distorted and was blasting down with much turbulence in the upper atmosphere out of due north and created a standing lenticular cloud exactly in the way of where I…

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About kirstenallen

I am editorial director and co-publisher at Torrey House Press, where we publish fiction, creative nonfiction, and topical nonfiction books that demonstrate our tagline, Love of the Land. I have a master’s in public health and previously worked at the Utah Department of Health in maternal and child health. In my previous lives, I taught piano, taught English composition at a computer science college, and raised two kids. Today, I live with my husband, Mark Bailey, in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah. I blog about wild lands, medicine and pseudo-medicine, and books and publishing.

Posted on February 17, 2015, in This 'n' That. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. indescribably beautiful! those dark torrey skies!

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