Saturday, November 10, 2007

Rose is a Rose

I snapped this quick image of the Rosette Nebula with my Guidescope while waiting on another target to rise. Turned out pretty well for such a short exposure. The Rosette is a star forming region where the stars have aged a bit and are blowing away the nebula with their solar winds. You can see the cleared away towards the center with a cluster of stars in the middle. There are still Bok Globules present (the dark spots) which are globs of matter coalescing into stars.

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