Rosette Nebula Cluster - NGC 2244 - NGC 2239

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Melotte 47, Mel 47, Collinder 99, Cr 99, OCl 515

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  4.8
Size  27'
Right Ascension  6h 32'  (2000)
Declination  4° 55' N
Constellation  Monoceros
Description  Cl, beautiful, st sc
Classification  II 3 r n:b
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Nov 2, 2008    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
12x36 Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars @ 12x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

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
Mar 17, 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
May 19, 1885    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.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
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Rosette Nebula Cluster