NGC2237 Rossette Nebula

Photograph by

David John Watson

About this image

The Rosette Nebula, also known as Caldwell 49, is a large circular HII region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter.
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