NGC 2244ngc2244

Open Cluster in Monoceros
NGC 2244
Mag 4.8

Caldwell 50

Satellite Cluster. A large and bright Open Cluster embedded in The Rosette Nebula, NGC 2246
Very impressive in 25mm, 18mm and 12mm where it fills the whole FOV
The Rosette Nebula itself is faint but well defined

Attractive cluster which looks to me like a high backed chair with it's 6 or 7 brightest stars in the centre
With UHC filter a nice sharp contrast to the dark hole in the centre of NGC 2246