[1] NGC 2237-8, 46. The Rosette Nebula; The Great Nebula in Monoceros; Swift's Nebula
Photographer:
 
Al Brockman
Telescope:
 
Tak FSQ-106 @ f/5 (530 mm)
Orientation::
  Ø80' x 60', m5, RA 06h32.3m, Dec +05°03'
Camera:
  SBIG STL-11000M CCD @ -5°C
Image Scale:
  3.5 arc sec/pixel, FOV:156 x 234 arc min
Mount:
  Paramount ME on ATS Portable Pier
Exposure type
  L (10 x 300"), Binned 1x1, RGB (10 x 300"), Binned 2x2
Location:
  Ningaloo skies Observatory,Exmouth, WA on 2008, Jan 27
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SMC

Additional Notes:

The great abundance of hydrogen gas gives NGC 2237 its red colour and the wind from the open cluster of stars (NGC 2244) has cleared a hole in its centre. Filaments of dark dust run through the nebula's gases.

 
 
 
 
Design and production 2009 by Al Brockman