The expansive, 600 trillion km wide Rosette Nebula, 5,000 light years away from home, imaged by amateur astronomer @curtismorgan - showing us you don’t need @nasahubble to capture the cosmos. πŸ”­πŸ’« #likeabos The lovely, symmetric shape of this stellar nursery is sculpted by the winds and radiation from its central cluster of hot young, O-type stars. Stars in the energetic cluster, cataloged as NGC 2244, are only a few million years young, while the central cavity in the Rosette Nebula, is about 50 light-years in diameter. The nebula can be seen with a small telescope toward the constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn. #keeplookingup

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