Center of Rosette Nebula

Ed Henry of Hay Creek Observatory has done it again! He produced a spectacular image of a deep space marvel. This time, he focused on the center of the Rosette Nebula which contains the open cluster, NGC 2244.

This astro-photo was taken with his Meade 10 inch SCT at F4.9 and ST4000 CCD camera with AO-L. Total exposure time: 3.2 hours. Be sure to click on the photo of the Rosette Nebula for a larger view.

Ed Henry's Hay Creek Observatory
Ed Henry’s Hay Creek Observatory

Henry has been involved in astrophotography for a number of years and specializes in deep space imaging with SBIG cameras.  He has an outstanding portfolio of high resolution images taken from his personal observatory in Wisconsin. Based on his work posted on his personal astrophotography website, it is clear that Henry has a knack for drawing out the faintest detail from the most challenging objects in the night sky!

So if your skies are cloudy tonight, why not zoom over to Henry’s website for a good dose of awe and inspiration! You will be amazed at his mastery of camera and scope!

Link: Hay Creek Observatory: Astro-Images by Ed Henry

Astro-Imager Ray Shore’s Bio

Ray Shore has been an amateur astronomer since 1985. He has belonged to a couple of different astronomy organizations and has participated in several events over the years including star parties, public observatory nights, school science presentations, etc. He started into astrophotography just before the Mars opposition of 2003 and has been hooked ever since! Now he’s building an astrophotography album on his personal website (Ray Shore’s Astronomy & Astrophotography Site) with images of the planets, deep space objects, the moon, sun, etc. Astrophotography has been a very exciting and rewarding pastime for Ray!

Astrophotographer- Ray ShoreRay developed his personal website to share his interest in astronomy and astrophotography with others. He provides useful content such as his astrophotography album, remote astrophotography setup, imaging tutorials, and much more.

His tutorials include “Webcam Astrophotography Tutorial for Planets” and “Digital SLR Astrophotography Tutorial“. His work is based on his experience in webcam and DSLR astrophotography.

Outside of astrophotography, Ray is a Product Development Engineer for a large telecommunications company. He’s been married for over 20 years and has 2 kids and 1 dog. They live in a small town in north-eastern Kansas.