NGC 1999

NGC 1999

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 Heritage Team.

About NGC 1999
Astronomer Dr. John Bally describes this panoramic view of star formation.
More Information
Details about NGC 1999 and the telescope which was used to obtain this image.
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