Exhibition » NGC2244: The Rosette Nebula
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Objects visible in this photograph: NGC2244, The star 12 Mon, NGC1574, NGC2237, Rosette A, NGC2238, Rosette Nebula, NGC 2239, NGC 2246, Rosette, and some space dust.
Target was acquired from Monroe, WA.
This piece is on display at:
- Physiocare Duvall — from May 2022 to August 2022: 15315 1st Ave NE, Duvall, WA 98019
The Rosette Nebula is a large, bright nebula that is easy to find near the Unicorn constellation. It's size and brightness make it a great target for 'ordinary' digital and mirrorless cameras without a telescope. This shot at a focal length of 400mm fails to capture the entire structure but zooms in on its center. NGC2244 is actually the cluster of young stars in the heart of this nebulae. It is the raditation from these stars that is responsible for ionizing the gas in NGC2237 and causing it to glow.