NOAO astronomers captured this spectacular panorama of star formation
with the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak.
Located in the constellation of Orion (the Hunter), this giant molecular
cloud continues to spawn new stars. One of these new stars is located
in NGC 1999, the bright nebula in the lower left corner. This image was
taken with NOAO's new MOSAIC camera, which obtains high-resolution images
over a large field of view.
An HST image of the center of NGC 1999 was also created by the Hubble