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Observation by Simon Dawes: Rosette Nebula, Caldwell 49

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Simon Dawes


Simon Dawes


2019 Jan 30 - 22:00


2019 Feb 01 - 21:59



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Field centre

RA: 06h31m
Dec: +05°01'
Position angle: -167°17'

Field size

1°15' × 0°56'

  • Sky Watcher MN190
  • Canon EOS 600D (Full Spectrum Mod)
  • CLSCCD clip-in filter
  • EQ6

28x 2minutes exposures (56 minutes)


Bexleyheath, Kent (S.E. London really), England

Target name

Rosette Nebula


Rosette Nebula, Caldwell 49

About this image

A very cold and clear night, visual magnitude 4.7 - yes really 4.7 from Bexleyheath! - Orion star count resulted in a count of 20! naked eye, many with averted vision..   

The Moon was below the horizon so no werewolves to worry about, the ground was crunchy with frost so no other creatures of the night would be able to creep up on me without me knowing, and being winter all the vampires were hibernating, hmmm thinking about it, I'd better check my facts, I've just had a horrible thought that they don't hibernate the same way their Bat cousins do. I'll have to contact the relevant section director to get some advice just to be sure. 

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