The Rosette Nebula, January 17, 2020
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The Rosette Nebula January 17, 2020

The Rosette Nebula, January 17, 2020
Friday evening was the first clear one in 10 nights, for a bit, as I was only able to capture 27 minutes worth of data before more clouds returned. I would like to have at least 2 hours, or more, of exposure on a target like this one. However, it was long enough to capture this beautiful rose in the heavenly sky.

The Rosette Nebula, also known as Caldwell 49, is a lovely nebula about 5,000 light-years away. The brilliant colors are produced from the radiation from the young stars illuminating a surrounding dust cloud. There are numerous new-born stars inside the optical nebula. In the sky, it is located on the upper left side (East) of the famous constellation of Orion the Hunter in the constellation of Monoceros (Unicorn).

The Techy Stuff
Telescope: Orion 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian at f/5.3
Focal length: 1,000 mm
Mount: Celestron CGX
Mount setting and alignment via Celestron PWI software
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro & 80mm Scope
Guiding Software: PHD2
Camera: Altair Hypercam 294c Pro TEC
Sensor Temp: -15°C (5°F)
Filter: Altair Quad narrow Band
Settings: Gain: 600
Total sub-frames: 9 @180sec
Calibration frames: 10 Dark
Capture Software: SharpCap Pro
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Post processing in PixInsight & Photoshop CC
Outside temperature 49°F (9.4°C)
Bortle Light Pollution zone: 4.5 (Barely can see the Milky Way)
Sky Condition: 6 [scale of 0 (cloudy) to 10 (clear)]
Location: My Heavenly Garden Backyard, Savannah, GA

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