Is the Emerging Massive Cluster NGC 2244 a Twin Cluster

@article{Li2005IsTE,
  title={Is the Emerging Massive Cluster NGC 2244 a Twin Cluster},
  author={Jin Zeng Li},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={625},
  pages={242-248}
}
  • Jin Zeng Li
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
We present in this paper the first near-infrared study of the young open cluster NGC 2244, which is well known for its partially embedded nature in the Rosette Nebula. Based on the spatially complete Two Micron All Sky Survey, the young OB cluster indicates apparent substructures. It is surprisingly resolved into a compact core that matches well the congregation of massive OB stars in the optical, a satellite cluster at a distance of 6.6 pc west of the center of NGC 2244 and probably a major… Expand

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