Christmas Tree cluster and Cone nebula

The Christmas Tree star cluster (NGC2264) was named for its triangular shape made of young stars, that look like a tree. A bit below that cluster…


Rosette one more time

I pictured NGC2244 Rosette nebula almost three years ago. It was 6" newtonian then and CCD camera. A few days ago again it came to my field of view -…


Rosette emission

NGC2244 Rosette emission nebula is extreme, it is actually a complex that consists of hot, young stars (about 2500 of them are there), molecular…


Rosette stars - blue is hot

Not so long time ago Saint Valentine's Rosette appeared in my blog. A few days later I pictured a little bit of RGB light to this frame, so it is now…


Saint Valentine's Rosette - update

NGC2244 is formal code of the star open cluster placed about 5000 light years away in the constellation Monoceros (Unicorn). The stars in this…