NGC 2237 (The Rosette Nebula)

Is it NGC 2237 or 2244 or something else? It’s the Rosette Nebula, and multiple star clusters are part of what we normally call the Rosette Nebula. Regardless of what objects are cataloged, the whole target is beautiful.

This was the first light for my new Optolong L-eXtreme filter. I did take this image back in December 2020, but I just finally had a chance to finish the write-up for this spectacular target.

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Messier 13 (The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules)

M13 or the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules is a large globular cluster in Hercules. There aren’t exact numbers on how many stars there are in this cluster, but estimates show that there are several hundred thousand to a million stars in this small region

I took this picture in June 2020. It was a half-moon and I used an Optolong L-Pro 2″ filter to cut through the light pollution.

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