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Wide field image of NGC 2174 (ground-based view)

Wide field image of NGC 2174 (ground-based view)

Date: 16 March 2014
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 2174
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech

This image, a composite of red and blue exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, shows the region of sky surrounding NGC 2174, more popularly known as the Monkey Head Nebula. To celebrate its 24th year observing Hubble revisited the Monkey Head Nebula and a brand new image was released of one of its breathtaking pillars. The small square near the centre of this image is where the pillar can be found.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Jul-2024 15:37 UT

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