It is one of the most photographed objects in the deep sky. It is bright, beautiful, complex, and elegant. For me, making a yearly image of the Rosette is a tradition, like an annual reunion with an old friend. Here is my 2020 Rosette Nebula. The weather was difficult, but not impossible, and I was able to collect about 11 hours of very high quality photographic exposures. This image shows the emissions light of sulfur, oxygen, and hydrogen gases.
11.1 hours total exposure of hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur emissions.
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