NGC 2237 : The Rosette

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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Messier Number:
-


NGC Number:
NGC 2237


Common Name:
The Rosette Nebulae


Constellation:
Monoceros


Distance from Earth:
5200 light years


Visual Magnitude:
9


Size:
1.3


Rate:

Description:
The Rosette Nebula is a large, circular H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter. (Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
23 December 2008


Location:
Italy - Pass Celado (Trento)

Weather:
Temp = -4C


Equipment:
Skywatcher HEq5 Pro
Skywatcher ED80
Images aquired with: 

Canon 350D unfiltred


Exposure Specs:
Lights: 
9x60 sec @ 1600ISO

Darks: 
10x90 sec @ 1600ISO

Flats: - 
Offsets: 46

Total Exposure: 9min


Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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