Wide field image of NGC 2174 (ground-based view)

This image, a composite of red and blue exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, shows the region of sky surrounding NGC 2174, more popularly known as the Monkey Head Nebula. To celebrate its 24th year observing Hubble revisited the Monkey Head Nebula and a brand new image was released of one of its breathtaking pillars. The small square near the centre of this image is where the pillar can be found.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech

About the Image

Id:heic1406b
Type:Observation
Release date:17 March 2014, 10:00
Related releases:heic1406
Size:3500 x 3500 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2174
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:6500 light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
480 nm DSS
Optical
R
650 nm DSS
DSS

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