Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  LBN 979  ·  NGC 1999

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    NGC 1999 Reflection Nebula, 



    
        

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    NGC 1999 Reflection Nebula

    Image of the day 01/27/2022

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      NGC 1999 Reflection Nebula, 



    
        

            vikas chander
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      NGC 1999 Reflection Nebula

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Planewave CDK 17
      Imaging Cameras
      SBIG STXL-11002
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      Software Bisque Paramount ME
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      PixInsight

      Acquisition details

      RA center: 05h36m32s.190

      DEC center: -06°3347.35

      Pixel scale: 0.633 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -17.390 degrees

      Field radius: 0.366 degrees

      WCS transformation: thin plate spline

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 2602x3253

      Data source: Amateur hosting facility

      Remote source: Heaven's Mirror Observatory

      Description

      One of the first images taken after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, was NGC 1999, a nebula in the constellation Orion. While the Hubble image was much deeper than the image presented here, it nevertheless generated a lot of interest amongst astronomers. NGC 1999 is an example of a reflection nebula. Like fog around a street lamp, a reflection nebula shines only because the light from an embedded source illuminates its dust; the nebula does not emit any visible light of its own. NGC 1999 lies close to the famous Orion Nebula, about 1,500 light-years from Earth, in a region of our Milky Way galaxy where new stars are being formed actively. NGC 1999 was discovered some two centuries ago by Sir William Herschel and his sister Caroline, and was catalogued later in the 19th century as object 1999 in the New General Catalogue.

      Total Integration 24h40m
      Lum 14x20m=4h40m
      Red 14x20m=4h40m
      Green 14x20m=4h40m
      Blue 17x20m =5h40m
      Ha = 10x30m=5h00m

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      NGC 1999 Reflection Nebula, 



    
        

            vikas chander