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NGC2244 and the Rosette Nebula

The star cluster NGC2244 and the associated nebulosity known as the Rosette Nebula in Monoceros. It is the brilliant O class stars highly energetic in the short wavelength ultra violet that excites the hydrogen gas cloud. The highly energetic solar wind from these O class stars are creating a bubble in the gas cloud , eventually blowing the cloud apart.

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Album name:Whitters / Nebulae
Rating (3 votes):44444
Link-words:Nebula / Star
Image date, time and location:28th November 2003
Telescope aperture and focal ratio:Tamron 300mm f5.6 lens. Lumicon photographic Ha filter. Starlight Express MX916 CCD Camera. Seventeen minute integration.
Filesize:50 KiB
Date added:Nov 13, 2004
Dimensions:468 x 627 pixels
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