The cosmic journey took me just east of the constellation of Orion where the bright dying star Betelgeuse adorns the constellation of Monoceros. Meet the Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237), located some 5,219 light years alway from Earth. The nebula is part of a large molecular cloud that boasts hydrogen emissions (red colors) which is associated with the open star cluster in the center (NGC 2244). The Rosette Nebula may have gotten its signature name because of its striking resemblance to a rose. The journey continues!
Mount: Explore Scientific EXOS2GT mount
Camera: Altair Hypercam 183MC
Main Scope: Skywatcher ED72 APO + flattener + Altair Quadband OSC filter
Guiding: Svbony 30mm f/4 + ASI120MC
Exif: 33 frames at 5 mins; Gain 400; Offset 30; focal length 420mm; f/5.6
APP, PixInsight, Photoshop, PHD2