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Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula

The Rosette Nebula 2-6-2019. Image captured from urban Sarasota, FL.
The Rosette Nebula is a large, circular emission nebula in the constellation Monoceros. It surrounds a cluster of hot, young stars known as the Rosette Cluster (NGC 2244).
The Rosetta Nebula is a vast cloud and covers an area about 5 times that of the full moon. With a total magnitude of 4.8, the star cluster NGC 2244 is visible in binoculars, and seen quite well in small telescopes.
The Rosette Nebula is easier to observe photographically; this is the only way to record its red color, which is not seen visually.

SkyWatcher SW120ED Refractor. Focal reducer .8x. Nikon D3100 ISO 1600 with 30, 60sec subs stacked in DSS. GIMP used for enhancement. Description from SkySafari

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