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NGC1999, A Reflection Nebula In Orion

by on Feb.23, 2014, under Image Gallery

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Located 1,500 light years away, NGC1999 is a reflection nebula located just south of the Orion Nebula in the constellation of Orion. We see NGC1999 because of the light from variable star V380 Orionis. Recent observations suggest that the dark sideways-T located near the center is a hole blown through the nebula.

Image credit: Jimmy Walker, Salvatore Grasso, and Ryan M. Hannahoe
Location: Perez Observatory & Walker Observatory at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill – New Mexico

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