Core of the Rosette Nebula photographed in March 2020
Core of the Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula Core

It’s late in the season for the Rosette Nebula, which hangs just north of Orion… but I was able to squeeze 30 minutes in before it hit the south tree line.

The nebula is massive… the size of several full moons in the sky. So the big telescope was just able to capture its core, full of reds from hydrogen and greens from oxygen gases.

Capture Details

Frames: 10×180″
Integration: 0.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 26.94 days
Avg. Moon phase: 7.43%

RA center: 6h 31′ 59″
DEC center: +4° 59′ 24″
Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 300.145 degrees
Field radius: 0.476 degrees

Full capture details:

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