NGC2244 in Monoceros Open cluster with nebulosity

Uploaded 4/23/10

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 There is a lot going on in this field. The central star cluster was the main focus of this exposure sequence, NGC2244. Easily seen with the naked eye as a 4.8 magnitude nebulous blur the cluster contains over 100 confirmed members and spans 25 arc minutes in size. Surrounding this cluster is the emission nebulosity ngc2237, the Rosette nebula. Some of the dark Bok globules can be seen on the right edge and most of the faint stars here are very yellow from dust in this part of the sky.
Optics: 12.5" f/5 Newtonian Astrograph w/Lumicon Coma Corrector Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 3 x 5m Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 6/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 45F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Images Plus 3.82 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS