NGC 1999

Facts at a Glance

About the Object

Object Name:

NGC 1999 and its surrounding field

Constellation:

Orion

Distance:

The distance to NGC 1999 is 460pc (~1500 ly)


About the Image

Telescope:

National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory

Instrument:

MOSAIC I

Date of Observation:

January 21st, 2000

Astronomers:

T.A. Rector, B. Wolpa, G. Jacoby (NOAO/National Science Foundation)

Filters:

[O III], H-alpha, [S II]

Exposure Times:

25 minutes in each filter

Center of Image:

RA 05h 35m 57s,  Dec -06° 33' 40" (J2000)

Field of View:

40 x 36 arcminutes

Orientation:

North is up and East is to the left

Image Credit:

T.A. Rector/B. Wolpa/G. Jacoby/AURA/NOAO/NSF and Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA


About NGC 1999
Astronomer Dr. John Bally describes this panoramic view of star formation.
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