The Rosette Nebula

A circular space nebula in reds, oranges and blues.
© 2022 Thomas Fuchs

Next to the Orion Nebula, the Rosette Nebula is definitely a must-do on the list of every aspiring astrophotographer. Located not too far from Orion in Monoceros, this large H II region has spectacular features, centered around a star cluster.

My image shows the nebula in a variation of the Hubble palette as a combination of narrowband integrations (Sulphur, Hydrogen, Oxygen); with natural color stars.

Total exposure time: 49h 20' (177,600s)
Image resolution: 6,115 × 5,272px (1.924″/px)
Shot from my driveway near Tucson, AZ in December 2022

Telescope: William Optics RedCat 51 (250mm focal length ƒ/4.9)
Camera: ZWO ASI294MM Pro
Filters: ZWO SHO & RGB filters
Mount: iOptron CEM26

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