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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2244 (Rosette cluster) - Inst: 200mm Newtonian F5



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Observation Poster: Kim Gowney <kapeji@sniffout.com>
Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7 April 2002 
Location of site: Sutton, West Wales (Lat 51 48 N, Elev 05 03 W)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 200mm Newtonian F5
Magnification: 32X 100X  200X
Filter(s): OIII H-Beta
Object(s): NGC 2244 (Rosette cluster)
Category: Reflection nebula.
Class: II 3 r n:b
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 4.8  size 24.0'
Position: RA 06:31  DEC +04:57
Description:
The Rossette Nebula, the central group of bright stars that seem to
light this photographically impressive nebula are very close and
bright, the nebula itself is bright enough for some structural details
to be seen, mainly the darker area around the cluster itself, OIII
Filter seemed to improve the view a little but H-Beta did not.
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