Galactic Rose | Blake Estes

Photographer
Blake Estes
Email
blakeestes@hotmail.com
Location of photo
United States
Date/Time of photo
01.17.2014 - 01.18.2014
Equipment
Meade LX200GPS 14" Piggybacked Orion EON 80ED QHY9M CCD Camera with Ha, OIII, and SII filters
Description
Located in the constellation Monoceros is one of the largest and most beautiful deep sky objects, The Rosette Nebula. The Ultraviolet radiation emitted from the open star cluster NGC 2244 in its center excites gaseous elements in the nebula and causes it to glow. By imaging in the narrowband wavelengths H-alpha, Oxygen III, and Sulfur II, a beautiful image comes to light.