NGC 2244 – The Rosette Nebula

“I go back outside again and Orion, along with the Unicorn, seemingly were engaged in combat with the clouds”

The Rosette – A Blooming Flower In Space

“I go back outside again and Orion, along with the Unicorn, seemingly were engaged in combat with the clouds”

In the ever vast ocean of stars, galaxies, gaseous clouds and reflecting dust nebulae lies one target. An almost delicate flower of a nebulae. So fine its details that you could just blow it away with your own breath, like one would a dandeloin.

I am of course referring to the cluster of NGC 2244. Fondley referred to as The Rosette Nebula.

This particular form of gas lies about 5200 light years from our rock in space. It’s radius is placed at 65 light years. No, I haven’t measured it myself. I’ve got it from Wikipedia. Located in the easy to miss constellation of Monoceros – The Unicorn – it chases Orion through the winter nights in the northern hemisphere. With the Twins, Gemini, gleefully following along.

A shot from behind of my telescope imaging The Rosette Nebulae

 

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