Capturing an impressive 36 hours of data, Artem Ukropov’s glimpse of the Rosette Nebula wins Photo of the Week on March 25, 2022.
NCG 2237, known as the Rosette Nebula, is an emission nebula located in the constellation Monoceros. It is about 5,000 light-years away from Earth, and gets its glow as a result of NGC 2244, an open star cluster within the nebula.
The centre of the Rosette Nebula is an active stellar nursery, and it spans a distance of 100 light-years across.
Artem Ukropov brings us this image of the Rosette from Oshawa, Ontario. He gathered data around March 2022, capturing a total of 36 hours of exposures. Ukropov captured the image of the nebula using his ZWO ASI2600MM camera and William Optics RedCat71 lens.
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