Nebulae : Ngc 2174

Nebulae : NGC 2174

NGC 2174 was discovered in 1877 by French astronomer Jean Marie Stephan, using the 80-centimeter reflecting telescope at the Observatoire de Marseille, France. Today, NGC 2174 is a favorite target for amateur astronomers because it can be seen in binoculars or a small telescope.

This image of the nebula NGC 2174, on the border of the Gemini and Orion constellations, is a perfect example of how NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, colors different wavelengths of infrared light to show greater detail.

Image : NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA


20 Mar 2019 : : Nebulae : NGC 2174