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Oct. 24-25, 2014 Harel Boren & Tal Faibish

The "Leaping Puma"

Southern Sky Gems Observatory, Kalahari Desert, Namibia

Total Exposure Time: 2 hours Bin1:Ha 12 x 10 minute frames
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Officina Stellare RiDK 305 F7.9 OTA
SBIG STF8300M, AP GTO1200 mount, guided w/MaximDL

The "Leaping Puma" is the name my son, Ben, and I, have given this dark nebula, at the heart of the Rosette Nebula, back in 2011
The name stuck and most amateurs use it nowadays.

Here's the first 2 hour Ha image taken remotely from our newly inaugurated Southern Sky Gems Observatory, deep in the Kalahari desert.
It is by no means the last version of the image, as we plan to shoot another 20 hours or so, to perfect SNR and overall image quality.
But it's a start...

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