ngc1999

NGC1999

This wide-field view shows the region around the reflection nebula NGC 1999 in the famous constellation of Orion (The Hunter), as seen in visible light. NGC 1999 is in the centre of the image. The large, bright feature at the top of the image is the well-known Orion Nebula (Messier 42). This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.