Rosetta Nebula


Andre van der Hoeven

HI-Ambacht, The Netherlands

Takahashi FSQ106 – SXV-H9

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 the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 (Caldwell 50) is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula’s matter. The cluster and nebula lie at a distance of some 5,200 light-years from Earth (although estimates of the distance vary considerably, down to 4,900 light-years.) and measure roughly 130 light years in diameter. The radiation from the young stars excite the atoms in the nebula, causing them to emit radiation themselves producing the emission nebula we see.

13x900s Ha (Custom Scientific 4,5nm) = 3,25h
12x900s OIII (Astrodon 3nm) = 3h