The Rosette Nebula located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the constellation of Monoceros is an amazing deep sky to image and a very popular target among astrophotographers.
Closely associated with this nebula is the open cluster NGC 2244 at center. These stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula’s matter.
This giant molecular cloud is difficult to see even in large telescopes but photographs well. The open star cluster can be seen through a telescope.
Rosette Nebula is a large emission nebula located 3000 light-years away. The wind from the open star cluster has cleared a hole in the nebula’s center.
This image is part of the pro data set taken via the Telescope Live network. The remote telescope, an ASA 500N reflector, is located at El Sauce Observatory, Chile.
This a narrowband image, also known as the Hubble Palette. Light from the nebula was captured through H-alpha, Oxygen III and Sulphur II specialized filters.
- ASA 500N, a 50-cm F3.6 corrected Newtonian telescope
- FLI PL 16803 CCD
- Astrodon Ha, OIII, SII filters (3nm)
- 2 hours total exposure
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My story began more than 40 years ago looking up at the Moon with a small collapsible telescope my Father had. Encouraged by my parents, who bought me my very own telescope, a 4.5″ reflector, I began to explore the night sky from my family home backyard. Today I do astrophotography from my home in Kitchener, Ontario and also with remote telescopes located in New Mexico and Australia. Some of my images have won awards and have been featured online and in magazines.
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