News Item: Barnard's Loop
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Posted by starbert
Friday 06 May 2016 - 13:32:53

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Barnard's Loop is a nebula located in the constellation Orion. It is not easy to see with the naked eye. For this, you need to have a good camera or telescope.The nebula is located at a distance of about 1600 light years from Earth. It is part of the Orion complex, a region of gas and dust that covers most of the constellation and, among other things, includes the Orion Nebula, M78 and the Horsehead Nebula. The ultraviolet Nebula spans about 30 ° in diameter.

William Herschel was probably the first to discover the nebula, in the year 1786. American astronomer E.E. Barnard rediscovered the nebula in 1900 and called it Orion Loop.

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