The Rosette Nebula

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The Rosette Nebula in the constellation Monoceros, just next door to Orion. This is a large, nearly circular cloud of dust and gas surrounding the open star cluster NGC 2244. The stars in the cluster were formed directly from the gaseous nebula

 Optics:Canon 500mm lens 
Camera:astro-modified Canon T5i 
Exposure info:38 x 150 secs, iso800, f/5.6 
Filters used:none