The Rosette Nebula
Tom O'Donoghue

The Rosette Nebula

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The Rosette nebula is located in the constellation of Monoceros. The nebula is a large emission nebula, which evokes the shape of a rose. At its center is an open cluster, a few million years old, of stars whose stellar wind have blown away the gas from the core of the nebula, giving the darker look to the center as the background sky shines through.

The “petals” of the Rose are stellar nurseries sculpted by the same stellar winds from the central cluster. There is a dark nebula of inter-stellar dust adds to the look of the Rose, by appearing as thorns. The Nebula is approx 4700 light years away, and is best seen from late Autumn through early Spring. This was taken by combining 190mins of Hydrogen Alpha, 70mins of Oxygen 3 filtered images, with 90 minutes of Luminance with 330mins filtered images of Red, Green, and Blue. This gave a total exposure of 11 hours 20mins.

Note: All our prints are printed on Baryta 325g Paper, which is an excellent paper for framing. The paper is a gloss type, which gives very vivid colour views.