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Contains:  NGC 1999, NGC 1980, The star ιOri
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NGC 1999 (Wide Field), 


            Randal Healey
NGC 1999 (Wide Field)

NGC 1999 (Wide Field)

Technical card

Resolution: 3328x2518

Dates:March 30, 2019March 31, 2019

Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 22x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Olll 36mm - 3nm: 17x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.5 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 24.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.51% job: 2625927

RA center: 84.069 degrees

DEC center: -6.329 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.578 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 9.199 degrees

Field radius: 0.915 degrees

Locations: Healey "Utahopia" Observatory, Kaysville, Utah, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory


Located in the constellation Orion, this image shows a portion of Orion's giant molecular clouds. At the bottom center of the image is reflection nebula NGC1999, which contains the young star V380 Orionis. A small, very dark triangle shaped patch of dusty material is seen in silhouette against the reflection nebula. NGC1999 lies at the center of a network of nebulous filaments which flow outward. The area consists of several powerful jets of gas which are often the first visible manifestations of the birth of young stars. These jets punch holes through the opaque clouds in which the star is formed, holes through which the light of the new-born stars can escape to produce what are known as reflection nebulae. I hope you enjoy this image.



Randal Healey
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NGC 1999 (Wide Field), 


            Randal Healey