Rosette Nebula
(NGC 2237, 2238, 2239 and 2246)


An emission nebula in the constellation Monoceros, surrounding a young open cluster of stars (NGC 2244). It is roughly circular in shape, with a central hole cleared of dust and gas by the pressure of radiation from the stars in the cluster. The nebula's distance is estimated to be 4,500 light years.


 2000-02-27 22:00 CET




-2°C, moderate humity, no clouds but bad seeing


 Kodak Ektapress PJ400

 Exposure Time

 40 min


 Meade 10" f/6,3 working at f/4,7


 Negative scanned as slide

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