Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2239  ·  NGC 2244  ·  Rosette nebula  ·  The star 12Mon
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Rosette Nebula

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Rosette Nebula, 



    
        

            Joe Perulero
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Rosette Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO 8" f/6 GSO 8" F6

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-8300-M

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm deluxe guidescope

Software: MaxIm DL Pro 5  ·  The SkyX Pro

Filters: Baader Ha OIII SII


Dates:March 17, 2018

Frames: 40x300" (3h 20')

Integration: 3h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 29.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1991345

RA center: 6h 32' 5"

DEC center: +4° 58' 40"

Pixel scale: 0.922 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.811 degrees

Field radius: 0.527 degrees


Resolution: 3298x2460

Locations: Albion Park, Albion Park, Australia

Description

The Rosette Nebula is an emission nebula, a large star forming region located in the constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn. The nebula is a large cloud of gas and dust that lies near a large molecular cloud and is closely associated with the open cluster NGC 2244, whose stars were formed from the nebula’s matter in the last five million years. The Rosette (or Rosetta) Nebula’s appearance in optical light resembles a rose flower or the rosette, the stylized flower design used in sculptural objects since ancient times, and the nebula was named after the design.

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Rosette Nebula, 



    
        

            Joe Perulero