The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is a large, circular H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in theMonoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 (Caldwell 50) is closely associated with the nebulosity, the starsof the cluster having been formed from the nebula’s matter. The cluster of stars is visible in binoculars and quite well seen in small telescopes while the nebula itself is more difficult to spot visually and requires a telescope with a low magnification.
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ Fluorite
Imaging cameras: SBIG STL-11000M
Mounts: Paramount GT-1100S
Dates: Jan. 21, 2014
Integration: 1.8 hours
Autor: Giulio Ercolani
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27 January 2014
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