Rosette and Cone Nebulae in Monoceros

Top Pic Nomination, Astrobin, December 2022


NGC2244 - NGC2264

Object Data

Object type: Emission nebulae
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: 5400 light years (Rosette); 1000 ly (Cone)
This is a wide-field image capturing two emission nebula in Monoceros and the surrounding clouds of molecular hydrogen and oxygen.

Exposure Data

Date: 12/21/22
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: Samyang 135 lens at f/4; Guided through an FSQ106
Camera: ZWO ASI294 with Astronomik Ha,OIII and SII narrowband filters (6 nm); STi guide camera
Mount: AP1100 CP3
Exposure times: 11 x 15 min Ha, 7 x 17 min OIII and 7 x 15min SIII. Modified Hubble palette for color mapping. 
Exposure time total: 6.25 hrs
Binned 2x2.  Reduced 50% of original. FOV = 7.40 x 4.87 degrees



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