Contains: NGC 2252, NGC 2244, Rosette nebula, NGC 2239, The star 12Mon
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Rosette Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging camera: QSI 683 WSG8

Mount: Paramount MyT

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding camera: QSI 683 WSG8

Software: PixInsight

Filter: Astrodon Narrowband 5mm (Ha, OIII, SII)

Resolution: 2991x2319

Dates: Nov. 1, 2016

Frames: 52x1800"

Integration: 26.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.79% job: 1309619

RA center: 98.004 degrees

DEC center: 4.968 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.097 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 172.861 degrees

Field radius: 1.102 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Observatory, Rowe, MN, United States


The Rosette Nebula, a stunning emission nebula at the edge of a large molecular cloud in Monoceros, some 5000 light years away. Its flowery appearance is sculpted by the winds and radiation from its central cluster of hot young stars.

This is a narrowband composite from (16,16,20) x 1800 sec exposures in Ha, OIII, and SII. Data taken at the Deep Sky West Observatory.

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Sky plot

Sky plot


Rosette Nebula,