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NGC 2244 : Rosette Nebula in Monoceros

Truely outstanding nebula in the winter sky. This large nebula carries several NGC designations including NGC 2244 (the central star cluster) as well as NGC 2237 - 2239 and NGC 2246. More information about the Rosette nebula can be found on the SEDs website.


Photograph Information
LocationFlint Hills of Kansas
TelescopeAP130 @ f4.5 w/AP telecompressor
CameraCanon 350D, Hutech modified type I
ExposureStack of 21, 8 minute exposures at ISO 800
Notes29°F, 91%rh, very good transparancy

Calibrated with bias, dark and flat frames.
Initial RAW conversion, registration and stacking in IRIS.
Noise reduction in PixInsight LE 1.02 Additional adjustments in Photoshop CS2

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