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

About the Object

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


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