Ground-Based Image of the Star-Forming Region NGC 281

This wide-field view of the star-forming region NGC 281 in the constellation Cassiopeia was taken with the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ.

Credit:

T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage and WIYN/AURA/NSF

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0613b
Type:Observation
Release date:4 April 2006, 15:00
Size:5500 x 7000 px

About the Object

Name:bok globules, NGC 281
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Bok Globule
Distance:9000 light years
Constellation:Cassiopeia
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 52 41.74
Position (Dec):56° 37' 26.33"
Field of view:38.89 x 49.49 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.7° right of vertical

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