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31st October 2014

ROSETTE NEBULA

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.


Telescope: SW200p

Guide Scope: SW ST80 with Orion

Mount: NEQ6 Pro

Camera: Modified Canon 550d

Lights, Darks, Bias 4 x 600sec iso1600