The center of the Rose

Rafael Compassi
Location of photo
Presidente Lucena - Brazil
Date/Time of photo
Skywatcher 8" F/5, Canon T1i, Astronomik CLS CCD clip filter
The Rosette Nebula is a large, spherical, H II 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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