The Jaguar in the Rose (NGC 2238 Detail)

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'The Jaguar in the Rose (NGC 2238 Detail)'

The Jaguar in the Rose (NGC 2238 Detail)

[Public Domain] 29 Apr 2022 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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The huge Rosette Nebula (NGC2237) has so many different parts it’s divided into at least 5 distinct NGC objects. I often find myself drawn to this inner section (NGC 2238) which is a sinewed knotting of dark nebulae dust scattered about the inside near the open cluster of new stars. Some people can see a panther (or jaguar logo) jumping towards the cluster. I really like the tiny black spots of dust which are Bok globules – the progenitors of new stars – often binary doubles or multiple star systems. You can also see many of these dark globules have resolvable tails pointing away from the hot star cluster as the solar winds push through them meaning these exotic objects are “Cometry Globules” – neat!

Taken with :
Celestron 11″ Edge HD
F7 Focal Reducer
QHY268M Mono Camera
Skywatcher EQ8Rh-Pro Mount
NexDome Observatory
56 x 3m (Hydrogen alpha filter – Red)
25 x 3m (Green)
28 x 3m ([Oxygen III] – Blue)
Processed as HaHaGO
Total Time : 5.45 hours

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