NGC 2237 The Rosette Nebula   -
1/6/2006

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Camera: Canon Digital Rebel
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Exposure:  47 X 180Seconds = 141
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Time: 10:10pm - 12:48am EST
Location: Waldwick, NJ
The Rosette Nebula 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. Star formation is still in progress in this vast cloud of interstellar
matter. - 1

1 - http://www.seds.org/messier/xtra/ngc/n2244.html
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