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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 about 6,400.00 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 from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to Monkey Head Nebula

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A3807365,831,448,947.83
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2695,593,796,211.76
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.542,796,894,460.62
New Horizons Probe33,000130,058,982.59
Speed of Light670,616,629.006,400.00

Fact File

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

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