Here is 40 minutes of exposure of the Rosette Nebula. The open cluster contained within the Rosette Nebula is known as NGC 2244. Ther nebula and the cluster are in fact physically associated, the open cluster being the result of star formation from the nebula. The new stars are now blowing away the remains of the nebula, leaving the dark area near the center. This image was taken on March 4, 2020 with a bright moon nearby. The Hyperstar optical system, aided by a filter makes an image like this possible in a short amount of time. 

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