a rich star-forming area illuminated by bright, young stars. NGC2244
is the star cluster at the center of the nebulosity. It is aptly named.
Color: Canon 300/4 @ f/4.5
||Ha: Atik 16HR w/Astrodon 12nm
Color: Canon 10D
||Ha: 18 @ 5 min.
Color: 12 @ 5 min.
w/105mm Takumar lens and Orion SSAG w/Komura 300mm lens
Images were focused, aligned, and combined in MaxIm DL. Combined image
was adjusted (levels, curves) in Photoshop CS2.
Color: Images were converted, calibrated, and combined (Add) in ImagesPlus.
Levels, Curves, and Cropping were done in Photoshop 7.
The Ha and color images were aligned using RegiStar and combined (layer-color
blend) in Photoshop CS2
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