31st October 2014
The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is a large sphericalH II region (circular in appearance) located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. Theopen cluster NGC 2244 (Caldwell 50) is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter.
I captured this and two other images, Orion and the Horsehead all on 31st October 2014 on one of the warmest Halloween nights on record.
Guide Scope: SW ST80 with Orion
Mount: NEQ6 Pro
Camera: Modified Canon 550d
Lights, Darks, Bias 4 x 600sec iso1600