Rosette Nebula is quite popular object of winter sky – it’s associated with the open cluster NGC 2244 seen in the Rosette’s center. The cluster is bright and easy to observations – under dark sky it can be even see with the naked eye, but nebula is „a bit more” difficult to grab. In very good condition and dark sky you can spy it in binocular, but it’s better to use telescope with a wide-field eyepiece and proper filter like e.g. O-III.
I saw it a few times through GSO 10″ telescope and using 30 mm eyepiece and O-III. The nebula was subtle and so large it couldn’t fit in the field of view. It was consisted of a few flakes surrounding the central cluster and looked so three-dimensional!
Acrylic on canvas, 30×20 cm.