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A HST image of a Star-forming region NGC 2080.

Credit: NASA/ESA.

NGC 2080
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Type Emission
Right ascension 05h 39m 44.2s
Declination -69° 38′ 44"
Distance 168,000
Constellation Dorado
Physical characteristics
Other designations ESO 057-EN012,
h 2950, GC 1278
See also: Diffuse nebula, Lists of nebulae
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NGC 2080 (The Ghost Head Nebula) is a star-forming region in the southern constellation Dorado. The nebula belongs to the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy and is 168,000 light years distant. NGC 2080 was discovered by John Frederick William Herschel in 1834.

NGC 2080

* Hubble Sends Season's Greetings from the Cosmos to Earth – Hubble Space Telescope news release

* APOD, 2001 October 31

* Release on NGC 2080 at ESA/Hubble

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