The Winter Hexagon, also known as the Winter Circle, is a prominent winter asterism formed by seven stars prominent in the winter sky.
The Flame Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation Orion, the Hunter. The nebula lies at an approximate distance of 1,350 light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 2. It has the designation NGC 2024 in the New General Catalogue.
The Flame Nebula occupies an area of 30 arcminutes of apparent sky. It is part of a vast star forming region known as the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
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Here are some of the planets, constellations and deep sky objects to see in February:Read More »Highlights of the Night Sky in February
It is formed by three massive, bright stars located in our galaxy, in the direction of the constellation Orion, the Hunter: Alnilam, Alnitak and Mintaka. Two of the three stars are supergiants.
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