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PICTURE OF THE DAY

A nebula in deep space made of a colorful splash of blue with red on the fringes, and dark tendrils of dust threaded through the bottom half of the frame.

Roses are red (and blue)

The Rosette Nebula in Monoceros (NGC 2237–9/44/46) is one of the most popular targets on the sky, but the imagers of this shot have achieved a dramatic red/blue color palette with SHO filters. The image is a four-panel mosaic representing 110 hours of exposure with a 14-inch scope.

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