Rosette Nebula, NGC2237


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The Rosette Nebula, NGC2237, in the constellation of Monoceros, as seen in close-up by the KPNO 4-meter Mayall telescope in 1974. The nebula is about 2600 light-years away and about 55 light-years across. The central star cluster is known as NGC2244. North is at the top.

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