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Imaged December 29 and 31, 2011, January 6, 2012. Ha data collected on December 22, 2012
Orion 80mm EON Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG Canon T1i QSI 683ws Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II 7nm Baader Ha filter Hutech IDAS Light Pollution Suppression (LPS) Filter
Rosette nebula (aka NGC 2237, NGC 2238, NGC 2239, NGC 2244, NGC 2246) Ocala, FL Constellation: Monoceros 5,200 light years distant Emission nebulas are areas of star formation. The red glow is from ionized Hydrogen atoms that have become excited from the surrounding "new-born" stars. The dark areas are bands of dense dust.