A 3-panel mosaic of the constellation of Orion taken with an unmodified Canon 1000D, using the stock 18-55mm zoom lense, on a SW Star Adventurer mount. You can see the Orion Nebula in the sword, the Running Man Nebula just above it and, if you look closely, the Flame Nebula just to the left of Alnitak (the leftmost belt star).
A total of 90x180sec Lights, with Darks.
The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is a large, circular H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 (Caldwell 50) within the centre of the nebula is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter.A 2-panel mosaic. Each panel made from 16x300sec Light, plus Darks, Flats and Bias frames.