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NGC 2237/2244 : Rosette Nebula in Monoceros

Imaged on 11/18/06
Scope: Takahashi FSQ106N
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Camera/Autoguider: SXV-H9c
Exposures: 18 x 5 minutes
Site: Anza Borrego Desert
Temp: 59 degrees, calm, excellent seeing

The Rosette Nebula houses an open cluster (NGC2244) consisting of young newly formed stars. These stars formes about 4 million yearas ago from the surrounding nebular material. Strong stellar winds are clearing a hole in the nebula's center.