Rosette Nebula and NGC 2244

Location of photo
Ytre Enebakk, Norway
Date/Time of photo
January and February 2018
Epsilon 180ed, QSI583wsg, Lodestar, EN200 Temma2m
An object often photographed is the Rosette Nebula, a region full of ionized hydrogen. Inside the Rosetta Nebula sits the 5 million year-old open cluster NGC 2244. The cluster and the nebula are around 130 light years in diameter and roughly 5200 light years from earth.
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