DSS image of NGC2244
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC2244, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC2244
Overlaid DSS image of NGC2244, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right
Rosette Nebula Cluster
Ced 76b, Cr 99, Mel 47, NGC2239, OCL 515

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  4.8
Size  27'
RA (2000)  6h 31' 55.6"
Dec (2000)  4° 56' 5" N
Constellation  Monoceros
Description  Cl, beautiful, st sc (12 MON)

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
2 Nov 2008 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
12x36 Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars @ 12x

Large bright cluster, over ½° across, coarse, fully resolved in the binoculars, visible to the unaided eye, a large and quite faint nebula surrounds the cluster (NGC2246, NGC2238 and NGC2237)

Andrew Cooper
17 Mar 2004 Sycamore House, Tucson, AZ (map)
28cm f/10 SCT Nexstar 11

Large, bright, coarse, several dozen stars scattered across more than 20', ten bright stars anchor the cluster, no nebulosity visible in the city allowing one to appreciate the cluster

Rev. T.W. Webb
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Beautiful; visible to the naked eye; including 12, 6mg. yellow; and many 7 and 9 mg. stars. The smallest, 14 mg., run in rays. Small pair near centre.
Other Data Sources for NGC2244
Nearby objects for NGC2244
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.