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rosette 2 24 2020 binned70

rosette 2 24 2020 binned70

The Rosette Nebula 2-25-2020. 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 colors, which are not seen visually.

SkyWatcher SW120ED Refractor. Focal reducer .8x. Canon 3ti ISO 800 with 57minutes of subs stacked in DSS. StarTools and GIMP used for enhancement. Description from SkySafari

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