emission nebula


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emission nebula

n.
A nebula that absorbs ultraviolet radiation from stars and reemits it in the visible, infrared, and radio parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

emission nebula

n
(Astronomy) a type of nebula that emits visible radiation. See nebula
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The Tarantula Nebula (NGC 2070) is the brightest emission nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and can readily be seen in binoculars as a bright patch on the eastern side of the LMC.
NGC 2035 is an HII region, or emission nebula, consisting of clouds of gas that glow due to the energetic radiation given off by young stars.
0) Red Rectangle Reflecting 06h 19m 8 -10[degrees]38 HD 44179 Nebula NGC 2237/8/9 Emission Nebula 06 32 3 +05 03 NGC 2244 Open Cluster 06 32 3 +04 51 NGC2251 Open Cluster 06 34 7 +08 23 NGC 2252 Open Cluster 06 35 0 +05 23 NGC 2261 Reflecting Neb 06 39 2 +08 44 NGC 2264 Emission Nebula/ 06 41 1 +09 53 Open Cluster NGC 2323 Open Cluster 07 03 2 -08 20 NGC 2346 Planetary Nebula 07 09 2 -00 48 COCD 1034 Multiple Star group 07 10 5 +06 04 NGC 2353 Open Cluster 07 14 6 -10 18 Moni 5 Asterism 07 18 4 +06 18 Streicher 20 Asterism 07 43 7 +04 50 NGC 2538 Galaxy 08 11 4 +03 37 Object Mag.
This is a fairly large emission nebula of about 16" extent, and fairly bright at mag 9.
This Spitzer image of the dark globule in the emission nebula IC 1396 is in spectacular contrast to the view seen in visible light.
Within this constellation is M8, the Lagoon nebula,another example of an emission nebula like M42.
0) Dec NGC 1711 Open Cluster 04 (h) 50 (m) 6 -69[degrees]50' NGC 1737 Emission Nebula 04 54 0 -69 10 NGC 1743 Diffuse Nebula 04 54 5 -69 12 NGC 1782 Open Cluster/Neb 04 57 8 -69 23 NGC 1809 Galaxy 05 02 5 -69 34 NGC 1854 Globular Cluster 05 09 3 -68 51 NGC 1910 Open Cluster 05 18 7 -69 14 NGC 2070 Bright Nebula 05 38 6 -69 06 NGC 2074 Bright Nebula 05 39 3 -69 30 NGC 2100 Open Cluster 05 42 2 -69 13 Object Type Mag.
Perseus is also the home to the large diffuse emission nebula NGC 1499, the California Nebula.

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