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A rose is a rose is a rose | by theilr
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A rose is a rose is a rose

But the rosette is a nebula and star cluster in the constellation Monceros (the Unicorn) near Orion. And, like all roses, goes by many other names: Caldwell 49, Caldwell 50, New General Catalog (NGC) 2237, 2238, 2239, 2244, and 2246.


Happy Valentines Day...


64x30 sec exposure; ie, about half an hour

180mm f/2.8 with 2x extender; ie, 360mm f/5.6)

ISO 12800; ie, cranked up all the way

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Taken on January 18, 2015