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The Rosette nebula is 5000 light years away in the Perseus Arm of our Galaxy in the constellation Monoceros. The young star cluster at the center is NGC 2244 is only a few million years old and the central cavity in the Rosette Nebula is about 50 light-years in diameter. It is difficult to see naked eye but if you could, it would appear as large as a full Moon.

Image Data : Total exp.= 4 hours.
L:R:G:B:Ha = 80: 20: 20: 20: 100: mins.
Location: Sunglow Ranch, AZ
Equipment: Ceravolo 300 Astrograph at f/4.9,
Mount: Astrophysics 900
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon filters
Software used: MaxIm DL, Registar, PS CS2
Image Aquisition: Peter
Image Processing: Debra

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