Rosette Nebula NGC 2237

The Rosette Nebula is a large, circular H II region. Distance is 5,200 light years. I had to wait until the almost full moon set around 2am to start capturing this image. There was a heavy dew present and a noisy Koala nearby to keep me company. 68.72 x 54.05 arcminutes 1.02 arcsec/pixel RA 06:32:11.031 DEC +4:56:20.711

Camera Canon 500D Scope ED127
Mount EQ6-Pro Guiding OAG, PHD, QHY5
Exposure 6 x 12.5min avg total 75 mins, No flats or darks. ISO 800 Location Woodside
Date 2009-12-28    
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