Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people

— Carl Sagan

Rosette Close up

After seeing Joe's close up I remember I got one too.

A detail from the Rosette Nebula which is a vast cloud of dust and gas, extending over an area of more than 1 degree across, or about 5 times the area covered by the full moon. Within the nebula, open star cluster NGC 2244 is situated, consisted of the young stars which recently formed from the nebula's material, and the brightest of which make the nebula shine by exciting its atoms to emit radiation. Diameter of the nebula of about 130 light years.

Discovered by John Flamsteed about 1690.

Source: seds.org


Rosette Close up


Stunning detail.
Nice work as always.
Thanks for sharing.
What scope and what FL?

Rose details

You know - the 'usual'
- the sxv on the 150mm/1050 mm

Rose details

Very very nice!