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Monkey Head Nebula Facts

Monkey Head Nebula Facts HII Emission Nebula in Orion

Monkey Head Nebula is a hii emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 6,400 LY light years away in the constellation of Orion.

It is also referred to as NGC(2174) 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 HII Emission Nebula's location is 06:09.7 (R.A.) and +20:30 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 7.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 40 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameMonkey Head Nebula
TypeHII Emission Nebula
NGC Id2174
ConstellationOrion
Right Ascension06:09.7
Declination+20:30
Distance (Lt.Yr)6,400 LY
Apparent Dimension40
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes


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