Rosette Nebula Close-up

Rosette Nebula Close-up

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The dense molecular clouds of the Rosette Nebula offer a wealth of close-up targets with intriguing dark shapes, shadows, and star forming Bok Globules. This image captures the northern part of NGC 2244 richly punctuated with such denizens. It was captured in bright moonlight through a narrow band hydrogen alpha filter.



Date Imaged       :

January 21, 2013

Lens       :

N16 f/5.2 FL: 2,100mm

Camera       :

ST10XME

Exposure       :

3.1 hours

Filter       :

Astrodon 3nm Ha

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio