Astro photography

Challenge #58 in the Things we love series. Hosted by They call me Hans.
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Spaceā€¦the final frontier. Submit your photos of the stars, whether they be 4 minute or 40 minute exposures. Subject matter is open ended, but space must be the main subject.
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5500 light years : Rosette, the Stellar Nursery !
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NGC 2237, the pink Rosette Nebula + NGC 2244, the open cluster of Bright Stars in the center - These stars were born from the giant hydrogen cloud of the Nebula ! All this happened at ~5500 Light Years away from Earth and 4 million years ago ! Total 6 Exposures of 15 minutes through an UHCs filter to lower Light Pollution as they are taken in a Bright City !
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Submitted: Wednesday, 10th June, 2015 22:18 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Focal length: 1000 mm
Shutter speed: 900 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 80
Notes: 6 Exposures of 15 minutes stacked and levels pushed to the maximum just before the noise increases
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