Red skull! The Rosette Nebula (NGC 2244). Stack of 20 exposures 3 minutes long at ISO 1600. Stacked in AstroPixelProcessor, and edited in Photoshop. I used a SkyWatcher Esprit 100 telescope on a HEQ 5 Pro tracking mount, and the Nikon z 50.

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Mike Jolley is a tech hobbyist, astrophotographer, retro gamer, and software engineer who works at Automattic and contributes to open-source projects such as WordPress and WooCommerce.