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NGC 2244
The Rosette Nebula in Mapped Color

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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NGC Number:
NGC 2239

Common Name:
The Rosette Nebula

Constellation:
Monoceros

Distance from Earth:
~5,500 Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
4.8

NGC 2244, the Rosette Nebula

Click here to view a larger Mapped Color (SII, HA, OIII) image.

NGC 2244, the Rosette Nebula

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Date Taken:
2/13/2013 - 10/21/2016

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
RCOS 16" Ritchey-Chretien
SBIG STL-11000M
AstroDon Series I Filters
AstroDon HA, SII, OIII Filters
Bisque Paramount ME

Exposure Specs (Mapped Color):
22 hours total
SII: 15x30 min
HA: 14x30 min
OIII: 15x30 min

Exposure Specs (HA):
7 hours total
HA: 14x30 min

Processed with:
ACP 7
CCDStack
MaximDL 4
Adobe Photoshop CS2

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