Zooming in on NGC 2174

This video sequence begins by zooming through the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), finishing on new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of part of NGC 2174, also known as the Monkey Head Nebula.

NGC 2174 lies about 6400 light-years away. Hubble previously viewed this part of the sky back in 2011, and the space telescope has now revisited the region to celebrate its 24th year of operation.

This image was created using infrared observations from Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3.


NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)
Acknowledgement: A. Fujii, the Digitized Sky Survey 2, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Video

Release date:17 March 2014, 10:00
Related releases:heic1406
Related announcements:ann1406
Duration:34 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 2174
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region



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