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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 1999

Object Description:

Reflection Nebula in Orion

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 36m 25s
Dec. -06 43´ 05´´

Constellation:

Orion

Magnitude:

Central star has a magnitude of 10.5.

Distance:

The distance to NGC 1999 is 460 pc (~1500 light-years).

Diameter:

The diameter of the entire nebula is 0.9 light-years.

Dimensions:

This image of a portion of the nebula around the central star is 75 arcseconds (roughly 0.55 light-years) along the horizontal side.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

January 21, 2000

Exposure Time:

46 minutes

Filters:

F450W (Wide B), F555W (V), F675W (R)

Colors:

Chromatically Ordered

Principal Astronomers:

Hubble Heritage Team: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, J. English, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay (STScI/AURA).

C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), T. P. Ray (Dublin Inst. for Advanced Study), and David Corcoran (University of Limerick).

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

March 2, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EST)

Orientation/Scale:

North is to the top right, East is to the top left of the image.