NGC 2244 is well placed for observation

2014 Dec 29

The open star cluster NGC 2244, in the rosette nebula in Monoceros, will be well placed for observation, culminating at around midnight local time.

At magnitude 4.8, NGC2244 is too faint to be seen with the naked eye from any but the very darkest sites, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

At a declination of +04°52′ , it is visible across much of the world.