Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2239  ·  NGC 2244  ·  NGC 2252  ·  Rosette nebula  ·  The star 12Mon
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The Rosette Nebula - 12/19/2009

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV80ST

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Software: PHD guiding  ·  photoshop  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Astronomik CLS Clip-Filter


Dates:Dec. 9, 2009

Frames:Astronomik CLS Clip-Filter: 12x600" ISO400 bin 1x1

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.59%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 116050

RA center: 6h 32' 26"

DEC center: +4° 43' 58"

Pixel scale: 4.736 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -95.767 degrees

Field radius: 1.490 degrees


Resolution: 1920x1200

Description

This is the famous Rosette Nebula located in the constellation Monoceros. It is approximately 5,200 light years distant and the nebula itself spans 130 light years across. This is still an active star forming region known as a stellar nursery (where stars are born). The stars you see near the center of the nebula are still quite young (several million years old). These stars emit a radiation that excites the hydrogen around them (making plasma). Excited Hydrogen emits a reddish color and is known as an emission nebula.

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