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Jon Greif

Location of Photo:

Great Basin Desert, Beryl Junction, Utah, USA, remotely from Alpine, CA

Date/Time of photo:

October and November, 2023


Takahashi 150 mm refractor, QHY268C One Shot Color CMOS camera, processed with Pixinsight 1.8.9.


Rainy Day Activity...processing old data. This is the Rosette Nebula, also known as Caldwell 49, located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 is the prominent group of stars near the center of the Rosette. The cluster and nebula lie at a distance of 5,000 light-years from Earth and measure roughly 130 light years in diameter. The data is from October and November last year, approximately 3 hours of exposure time obtained remotely via iTelescope.net.