Rosette Nebula

The Rosette Nebula, revisited

Had a couple of clear nights recently, and trained the ‘scope at the Rosette Nebula again. By combining this year’s data with last year’s, I created an image with a total 27 hours of exposure time! The Rosette Nebula is about 5,000 light-years away within the constellation Monoceros, and is the birthplace of the cluster of stars within it. The nebula itself is in the “Hubble palette” where different colors represent different ionized gases, while the stars are in their true, natural colors.

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