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Zodiac: Sagittarius
Nov 23 - Dec 21
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NGC 2392 (Lion Nebula)

NGC 2392 (M 0) is a planetary nebula and in the constellation of Twins. It is also known as the Lion Nebula. It is approximately 3,000 lightyears away from earth.
A famous planetary nebula in the night sky, that is around 10,000 years old. The central star of this nebula blew away its outer hull in an eruption, leading to this wonderful gas cloud formation. It is still lit my its central star, making it so wonderful for us to look at.
The nebula was already discovered by William Herschel in 1787, who already described it as a very remarkable phenomenon. Our own Sun will undergo a similar procedure as the central star 1372:1287:1 of this nebula already has and will likely blow out its outer hulls for some other civilizations on distant planets to watch.
Right ascension
7h 29m 10.8s (112.29500°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
9.1 mag
not in database
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
3,0003,000 ly
not in database
Messier NºMessier Nº
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Gemini (Twins)
Image credit: NASA, ESA, Andrew Fruchter (STScI), and the ERO team (STScI + ST-ECF)
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