Image of the Month – October 2012

This month’s Image of the Month is in my opinion the most underrated and unappreciated deep-sky image of all time – amateur or professional.  It hasn’t even appeared as an APOD.  Why on Earth not?  Because I guess it is not exactly what one would call a “pretty picture”.  There isn’t a vast assortment of colour on view.  But it is the most incredible achievement for an amateur imager to come up with such a dramatic panorama of the Integrated Flux Nebula as the one shown here – and let’s just get this into perspective, this isn’t Hubble data or Keck telescope data, this has been acquired by Rogelio Bernal Andreo in California with a Takahashi FSQ-106.  How staggering is that?  Perhaps the most outstanding deep-sky image to-date in view of the difficulty of the subject, and the clarity and the depth to which it has been captured – utterly superb work Andreo – and a very fitting NFO Image of the Month for sure 🙂

I see that the image does not reproduce well on the small size I can post on this site.  For the real deal look at the original Rogelio version here.


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3 Responses to Image of the Month – October 2012

  1. Mick Hyde says:

    Totally agree with that, stunning picture. Stuff APOD 😉

  2. Thanks for highlighting this Greg – I’ve not seen this before and it is a fantastic achievement. I particularly like how the galaxy hangs in mid left field almost unnoticed at first but then the detail of it and the surrounding nebulosity really jumps out. The whole shot looks quite menacing! 🙂 Great work Rogelio Bernal Andreo

  3. Harry Page says:


    Superb Data and processing skills create wondrous things

    Top Stuff


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