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.).
Cone Nebula (NGC2264) has a radius of 4 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 8 light years. It would take a space ship 8 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.
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.
|Name||Cone Nebula (NGC2264)|
|Year of Discovery||1785|
|Discoverer||Sir William Herschel|
|Copright||N.A.S.A, Hubble Site|
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