Astrophotography - mk3
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NGC 2237 - The Rosette nebula - so called because it resembles a rose. This emission nebula is a star forming region lying 5,200 light years away in the constellation Monoceros - the unicorn. It is an enormous object covering six times the area of the full moon. It is estimated to have the mass of about 10,000 suns and to be roughly 130 light years in diameter.


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Date: 12/26/09, 1/2/10, 1/8/10
Field center: RA: 06:32:11.799, DEC: +04 degrees 58' 34.875"
Field size: 2.51 x 1.68 degrees
Camera: Modified Canon 300D DSLR @ 1600 and 800 ISO
Filter: Astronomik CLS + 12nm Ha
Total time: 9 hours 36 minutes
Lens: 80mm Apo
F/stop: 6.1