II-4: Nebulae in Monoceros

The stars of the constellation Monoceros are unimpressive, but many of its nebulae are spectacular. NGC 2237 (also known as The Rosette Nebula) is a large spherical HII region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way. The open star cluster NGC 2244 is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter. IC 2177 (also known as The Seagull Nebula) is a large area of emission nebulosity in the constellation of Monoceros. Many small reflection nebulae are embedded in this nebula region. One example is vdB 94, located at the southern end of the Seagull Nebula.

NGC 2237 - Baader APO 95/560 CaF2

IC 2177 - Baader APO 95/560 CaF2

IC 2177

IC 2177 - Pentax 125 SDP 800mm


vDB 94 - Astro-Physics 175mm Starfire EDF

M 46 - Astro-Physics 175mm Starfire EDF

IC 447 - Pentax125 SDP 800mm