Rosette Nebula

The Rosette Nebula

The Rosette Nebula is about 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros. It’s the birthplace of the cluster of stars it contains. While it doesn’t look much like a Rose in this view, the false-color narrowband image below brings out more of its structure. 7 1/2 hours of total exposure time, on New Year’s Eve 2021.

On new year’s day, I revisited it with RGB filters to get a better idea of how it would look to the eye – if you had bionic vision, that is.

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