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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Astronomy Tuesday


This nebula is catalogued as NGC 2264, but several of its components have more fanciful names. That's the Fox Fur nebula in the lower right, the Cone Nebula (the small Greater Than symbol) in the center left, and a sideways Christmas Tree Cluster just to the right of the cone.

The blue light is a reflection nebula from young hot stars being formed in the region.

Image Credit and Copyright: Greg Gurdak

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