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Ghosthead Nebula Facts

Ghosthead Nebula Facts Emission Nebula in Dorado

Ghosthead Nebula is an emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 160,000 Ly light years away in the constellation of Dorado.

It is also referred to as NGC(2080) 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 Emission Nebula's location is 05h 39m 44.2s (R.A.) and -69d 38` 44? (Dec.).

Fact File

NameGhosthead Nebula
TypeEmission Nebula
NGC Id2080
Right Ascension05h 39m 44.2s
Declination-69d 38` 44?
Distance (Lt.Yr)160,000 Ly
Angular Size0.97 0.97 ~ (~) D

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