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(Science News)   Headline: Hubble Zooms in on Monkey's Head Nebula. Observation: Just Not The Same Without Davy Jones   (sci-news.com) divider line 7
    More: Cool, nebulae, Hubble, hydrogen gas, stellar nursery, Hubble Space Telescope, Orion, Large Magellanic Cloud, dust clouds  
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2014-03-27 12:52:56 PM
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2014-03-27 03:12:15 PM
Looks sort of like the Ghost Pirate LeChuck.
 
2014-03-27 04:48:42 PM

LrdPhoenix: Looks sort of like the Ghost Pirate LeChuck.


That's the second-biggest Monkey Head Nebula Ive ever seen.
 
2014-03-27 05:20:07 PM
A vibrant palette of colors can be seen in the new image of the nebula.

Dark brown and rust-colored dust clouds billow outwards, framed against a background of bright blue gas.

These striking hues are formed by combining several Hubble images taken with different colored filters, to reveal a broad range of colors not normally visible to the human eye.


I have no problem with false color images, but it's nice to know what the false colors are signifying before you tell me about the brown, rust, and bright blue. For all I know this image is a mash-up of infrared, ultraviolet, and x-rays.

Here is a proper false-color image of the nebula with annotation as to what the colors signify, with a note that the nebula would appear as a reddish blob to the naked eye: NGC 2174: Emission Nebula in Orion
 
2014-03-27 05:41:19 PM
FTA: "NGC 2174 is located about 6400 light-years away in the constellation of Orion, about 6,400 light-years away. "

It is is it?
Or is it?
 
2014-03-27 08:17:27 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: FTA: "NGC 2174 is located about 6400 light-years away in the constellation of Orion, about 6,400 light-years away. "

It is is it?
Or is it?


Apparently, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe, and this COULD be off, that it's about 6,400 light years away.

That's a guess.
 
2014-03-28 08:19:56 AM
The porpoises waving, good-bye good-bye...

/Goodbye goodbye goodbye
 
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