Rosette Nebula

Designation: C 49
Hemisphere: Northern
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: 5,200 light years
Object type: Emission nebula


The Rosette Nebula is a beautiful region of interstellar ionized hydrogen gas in the constellation Monoceros, approx. 5,000 light years from Earth. This is a star-forming region in which super hot stars (O-stars) produce radiation and winds that contribute to excavate the layers of dust and gas away in its core.


Mount: Celestron Evolution
Main Telescope: William Optics ZS73EDii
Main camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Main camera filter: Optolong L-eNhance

Acquisition details

Total integration time: 3 hours
Acquisition software: SharpCap Pro
Processing software: APP – PixInsight – GIMP
Location: Luxembourg

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