Rosette Nebula

NGC 2237

Photo: Rob Conway (132k gif)

  • RA 6:30, Dec +5:03 (Monoceros)
  • Distance: 3000 ly
  • Type: emission nebula
  • The open cluster contained within the Rosette Nebula is known as NGC 2244. They 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.

NN 124k gif
(Rob Conway)

AAT html
(David Malin)

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(David Malin)

Bill Arnett1995 April 6