A Red, Red Rose

The Rosette Nebula is a strong H-alpha source in the constellation Monoceros (the unicorn), which is just east of Orion. It is a mixture of bright nebula and dark nebula with a brilliant star cluster at its center.

This image was taken on February 13th, just before Valentine's Day.

Rosette Nebula
AG Optical 10" f/3.9 Newtonian astrograph, FLI ML11002-C camera, and Paramount ME II
30 minutes (2 x 15-minutes). No calibration.