NGC 2237

Alt. Designations: NGC 2237, Rosette Nebula
Object Type: emission nebula
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: 5.2 kly
Right Ascension: 06h 30m 54.6s
Declination: +05° 02´ 52"
Visual Magnitude:
Apparent Dimension: 80.0´ X 50.0´
Best Month To View: Dec

The Rosette Nebula 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 is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter.