24 July 2015

Rosette nebula (Caldwell 49) HST Palette 



  By    Manolis  Malakopoulos
www.feelthecosmos.com )   


The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is a large, circular 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
(Caldwell 50) is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter.


 

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