Astrophoto: Spectacular View of the Rosette Nebula

Wow! Here’s a gorgeous view of the Rosette Nebula from astrophotographer César Cantú. The Rosette Nebula is a star-forming region about 5,000 light years from Earth, located in the constellation Monoceros. Winds from the young, hot, blue stars cleared the central hole. The central cluster of stars is also known as NGC 2244.

The image compiles about 5 hours of observing time and César used hydrogen-alpha, oxygen and sulfur filters.

Compare this new view to earlier images of the Rosette taken by César in 2011, and see more at his website, Astronomía Y Astrofotografía..

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One Reply to “Astrophoto: Spectacular View of the Rosette Nebula”

  1. Now THAT is an absolutely stunning image of the Rosette Nebula! Thanks for posting it… César Cantú… Thank YOU for taking the time to create this beautiful image!

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