The center of the Rose


Rafael Compassi

Presidente Lucena – Brazil

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.