|The Rosette Nebula taken
from my driveway.
Here is another in a string of urban images taken with a very bright
Moon in the sky. The combination of light pollution and a full Moon
made for very bright skies that brightened more as the Moon rose higher
in the sky.
According to Wikipedia - The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is an H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 (Caldwell 50) is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter.
The complex has the following New General Catalogue (NGC) designations:
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