Rosette Nebula: Close to the Orion constellation there is in Monoceros this spectacular emission nebula like a blooming flower. The open star cluster in the center excites the hydrogen clouds of this star cradle from which they were born. Dust bands and clouds in between make this sight so beautiful.

For a view into the center of the nebula with the Spitzer infrared space telscope click here.

Object Rosette Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation NGC 2244
Constellation Monoceros
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Piggyback on Meade LX 200 and Equatorial Superwedge
Camera Hutech modified Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 9 x ISO 800-5min IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and LX 200 as Guide Scope
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 10 Dec 2006
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