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Cone Nebula (NGC2264)

The Cone nebula (NGC2264) is a Dark Nebula that was discovered by Sir William Herschel, a German born British astronomer. In addition to discovering the Cone Nebula, he was creditted with finding the planet Uranus, the first planet since ancient times.

Cone Nebula (NGC2264) is a dark nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2.700 light years away in the constellation of Monoceros. It is also referred to as NGC(2264) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. The Dark Nebula's location is 06:41.15 (R.A.) and +09:21 (Dec.). .

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NameCone Nebula (NGC2264)
TypeDark Nebula
NGC Id2264
Right Ascension06:41.15
Distance (Lt.Yr)2.700
Year of Discovery1785
DiscovererSir William Herschel
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

Cone Nebula (NGC2264) Dark Nebula in Monoceros

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