NGC 2237

Near the center of the Rosette Nebula lies open star cluster NGC 2237 and floating nearby are dark ghost like clouds of dust and gas called Bok globules.  These fascinating clouds are the birthplace of low mass stars.


OTA:  William Optics Star71

Camera:  Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters:  Astrodon Ha/OIII/SII  (3nm)

Mount:  AP Mach1

Exposure:  Ha:OIII:SII    120:140:140 (m)

Data obtained:  February/March 2015

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory