the Rosette nebula | steve coates

Photographer
steve coates
Email
stevencoates_pa@cox.net
Location of photo
Ocala, Florida
Date/Time of photo
Imaged December 29 and 31, 2011, January 6, 2012. Ha data collected on December 22, 2012
Equipment
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
Description
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.
Website
http://coatesastrophotography.com/p840667703/h73928f0#h73928f0