View Full Version : A New Look at McNeil's Nebula

2005-Sep-07, 09:41 AM
SUMMARY: Amateur astronomer Jay McNeil made a lucky discovery last month when he noticed a new smudge of dust in the constellation of Orion using his 3-inch telescope - it turned out McNeil had discovered a nebula surrounding a newborn star that was illuminated when the star flared up. After his discovery, observatories around the world turned their larger instruments on "McNeil's Nebula" to get a better understanding of what's happening in this stellar nursery. This latest image was taken by the 8-metre Gemini observatory in Hawaii.

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