Observation by Graham Winstanley: The Centre of the Rosette

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Paul Downing, FRAS

Observer

Graham Winstanley

Observed

2018 Jan 26 - 00:45

Uploaded

2018 Apr 28 - 20:19

Objects

NGC2244

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Constellation

Monoceros

Field centre

RA: 06h31m
Dec: +04°56'
Position angle: -26°26'

Field size

0°50' × 0°37'

Equipment
  • Skywatcher ED80
  • Pier mounted NEQ6
  • QHY IMG2PRO at -20 deg
Exposure

14 x 300 secs

Location

Bassingham, Lincolnshire, UK

Target name

NGC 2244

Title

The Centre of the Rosette

About this image

Graham reports that "this is another unfinished project! Data collected in one night. It clearly demands my first attempt at a mosaic but will have to wait for next winter.  A quick process in Pixinsight, post-processing just curves to enhance contrast and a touch of noise reduction."

The Rosette is much larger than the apparent size of the full moon and is 5,200 light years distant from us.

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