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


            Chris Levitan
The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros

The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros

Technical card

Resolution: 900x638

Dates:March 11, 2018

Frames: 6x600"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.46% job: 1963068

RA center: 97.979 degrees

DEC center: 4.923 degrees

Pixel scale: 8.513 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 27.056 degrees

Field radius: 1.304 degrees


Let's face it this winter has been brutal on most of us. My imaging nights have been weeks if not months apart so when a clear night comes up better take advantage of the opportunity. The season is already on the wane for this beautiful Nebula. I had hoped to get at least 25 exposures for this over a 2 night period. The best laid plans yep... Clouds tonight so here it is as a work in progress till next time (read

I used my trusty Stellarvue SV80ED and modded T5i here with an AstroTech AT2FF. 6 - 600 seconds lights 20 darks, 20 flats, 20 darks flats. Stacked Median and mosaic method in DSS then saved as a tiff and edited in Camera RAW.

Let me know your thoughts on the final outcome here for now. Be well and think spring!



Chris Levitan
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  • The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros, 


            Chris Levitan
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    The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros, 


            Chris Levitan

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The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros, 


            Chris Levitan