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NGC2264 The Xmas Tree Cluster Cone and Fox Fur Neb
NGC2264 The Xmas Tree Cluster Cone and Fox Fur Neb
Description: Also known as NGC2264, it is an open cluster of stars embedded in a diffuse nebula. It is located in the constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn. The image also contains two famous nebula. At the bottom center of the image is the Cone Nebula, and to the upper left is the Fox Fur Nebula. The bright star above the center of the image is known as S Mon. The gentle arcs in orange and blue near the center of the image are Herbig Haro objects, jets of gas from protostars embedded in the nebula. In this image north is up and east is to the right Description NOAA

Date Taken: 1/1/2008
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City: N Billerica
State: massachusetts
Zipcode: 01862
Country: United States
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Uploaded on 2/16/2008
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