NGC 2244

Alt. Designations: NGC 2244
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Monoceros
Distance: 5.2 kly
Right Ascension: 06h 31m 55.5s
Declination: +04° 56´ 35"
Visual Magnitude: 4.8
Apparent Dimension: 24.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 2244 is an open cluster in the Rosette Nebula, which is located in the constellation Monoceros. This cluster has several O-type stars, super hot stars that generate large amounts of radiation and stellar wind. The age of this cluster has been estimated to be less than 5 million years.