The Rosette Nebula

NGC 2238, the Rosette Nebula, lies to the east of Orion in the constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn. It surrounds and is illuminated by the star cluster NGC 2244, which is more prominent in the telescope than the nebula itself.

This image was made with my 92mm refractor from Scout Key in Florida, home of the Winter Star Party. Camera was my Olympus E-PL5 mirrorless camera.

Image copyright by Joe Bergeron.