In NGC 2174, the rate at which the nebula dissipates is further accelerated by the presence of hot young stars, which create high-speed winds that blow the gas outwards. The image demonstrates Hubble’s powerful infrared vision and gives a tantalising hint of what scientists can expect from the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. The image below is an image of Ngc 2174 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 – see imprint) taken in the red channel. The image below is a photograph of NGC 2174 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 – see imprint), taken in the red channel.
It is thought to be about 6,400 light years from Earth.
Why is it called the Monkey Head Nebula?
The Monkey Head Nebula is a star-forming region 6,400 light-years away in the constellation Orion. Below you can see how each individual image of the Monkey Head Nebula looks for the three narrow band channels. It is also interesting to look at the wide field, because here you get an idea of how big space is, as there are no other objects or gases in the vicinity of the giant Monkey’s Head. To celebrate the 24th year of Hubble observations, the Monkey Head Nebula has been revisited and a brand new image of one of its stunning pillars has been released.
NGC 2174, its official name, is a place where new stars are being born at a rapid rate. These newborn stars eject powerful streams of charged particles known as stellar winds that blow away gas and dust, removing the components necessary for the birth of future stars.
Where is the Monkey Head Nebula located?
A note on calculations: When I say years, I mean only non-leap years (365 days). However, in the foreground is the Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 217), imaged in the infrared by the Hubble Space Telescope. To celebrate its 24th year of observations, Hubble has revisited the Monkey Head Nebula and released a brand new image of one of its stunning pillars. It lies about a third of the way between the bright star Alhena, Gamma Geminorum, and Elnath, Beta Tauri.
Who discovered the Monkey’s Head Nebula?
At a distance of about 6,400 light years in the constellation Orion is NGC 2174, the Monkey Head Nebula. It is located above Betelgeuse, near the head of Orion, in the same region of the sky as the famous Orion Nebula, which is one of the brightest diffuse nebulae in the night sky. It is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175 and is located in the constellation Orion. The open star cluster NGC 2175 was discovered before 1654 by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Batista Hodierna and is located at a distance of about 6,400 light-years in the constellation Orion: NGC 2174, the Monkey Head Nebula.
The open star cluster NGC 2175 was discovered by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654. The Hubble mosaic reveals a collection of carved knots of gas and dust in a small part of the Monkey’s Head Nebula (also known as NGC 2174 and Sharpless Sh2-25).
Where is the Hubble Space Telescope located?
The collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter in 1994 was a happy coincidence for astronomers, occurring just months after Servicing Mission 1 had restored Hubble’s optical power. A unique window on the Universe made possible by Hubble is the Hubble Deep Field, Hubble Ultra-Deep Field and Hubble Extreme Deep Field images, which used Hubble’s unmatched sensitivity at visible wavelengths to produce images of small sections of the sky that are the deepest ever obtained at optical wavelengths. On the other hand, many astronomers felt that Hubble should not be maintained if the costs were met from the JWST budget. A set of reaction wheels manoeuvres the telescope into place, and its position in space is monitored by gyroscopes.