Emission nebula/open cluster in Monoceros

NGC2244

Below is another look at this beautiful Nebula

 

 

The Rosette Nebula is large and beautiful complex in Monoceros consisting of an open star cluster and a surrounding emission nebula.

 

 
 The central cluster of young stars initially formed out of the nebula's material and the brightest of them cause the emission of the nebula. While the nebula is 5,500 light years distant, it is estimated to be 130 light years in diameter and covers an area greater than 1° in diameter.