The Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237-9) close-up

Posted by BobFranke
on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

North is to the left
This is a close up view of an interesting area inside the Rosette Nebula. NGC 2237 is a large, circular hydrogen 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 having been formed from the nebula's matter. The Nebula is about 100 light-years across and is about 5000 light-years away.

Taken from 2/10/2011 to 3/28/2011 Chino Valley, AZ
RCOS 12.5" Ritchey-Chrétien w/ an SBIG STL-11000 camera using Astrodon filters

Exposure Details:
RGB  315 min.  (7 x 15 min. each)

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