Rosette nebula (aka NGC 2237, NGC 2238, NGC 2239, NGC 2244, NGC 2246) is an emission nebula associated with open clusters of stars located in the constellation of Monoceros, 5,200 light years away.
Imaged from Ocala, Florida.
RGB data: 2 minute exposure stacked in DeepSkyStacker for a total of 3 hours and 40 min using a modified Canon Ti1.
Ha data: 15minute exposures stacked in DeepSkyStacker for a total of 2 hours and 45 min. using the QSI 683 ws cooled CCD camera.
Processed in Photoshop CS5
Imaging telescope Orion 80mm EON
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II German equatorial mount.