Nebulae - Barry Wilson
The Rosette Nebula NGC2244 - central regions

The Rosette Nebula NGC2244 - central regions

A closer study of the fascinating dynamic central regions of the Rosette Nebula, contrasting with my previous widefield images, http://astrob.in/237827/C/. Gathered in weather breaks from late December to date. The Rosette is a glorious object no matter how presented, however the rich blues of the central region and ribbon of animal shapes including the obvious "leaping cheetah", really do sparkle in NB data, as they are blown and shaped from the vigorous radiation emitted by the central cluster.

WO 132FLT at F5.6; 10 Micron GM1000HPS; QSI683wsg-8 with Astrodon filters; Ha 12 x 1200s; SII 12 x 1200s; OIII 12x 1200s. Total integration 12 hours. Totnes. January 2018

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