DSS image of NGC2246
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC2246, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC2246
Overlaid DSS image of NGC2246, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right
Rosette Nebula (part)

Type  Bright Nebula
Size  80' x 80'
RA (2000)  6h 32' 33.8"
Dec (2000)  5° 7' 42" N
Constellation  Monoceros
Description  eeF, L, irr R, e difficult

Observing Notes

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

Large! faint nebula surrounding a brighter open cluster (NGC2239), no detail noted, round, about 2° across, NGC2246 is part of the nebula also cataloged as NGC2238 and NGC2237
Other Data Sources for NGC2246
Nearby objects for NGC2246
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.