NGC 2246ngc2246

H II region in Monoceros
NGC 2246
Mag 9.0

The Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula. Large and faint but well defined
Is it my imagination or is it faintly pink!
The large and bright Open Cluster NGC 2244 sits inside it, almost Pleiades like but with a pinky glow instead of blue
At one edge is the very faint Open Cluster NGC 2252

The Rosette Nebula sits like a ring surrounding the really attractive Open Cluster NGC 2244
Through the UHC filter the central area is well defined in 12mm with the haze that is the Nebula filling the rest of the FOV
No apparent structure visible but rather a hazy sky