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Barnard’s Loop May 27, 2012

Posted by brunomarshall in Emission Nebula.
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Barnard’s Loop called also Sh 2-276, is an Emission Nebula in the constellation of Orion. [2]

Orion is one of my favourite constellations, even without telescope with just a binoculars you can enjoy this vast beautiful Nebula. [2]

This wide-angle shot of the sky includes Orion and several neighboring constellations.[2][1]

Barnard’s Loop takes the form of a large arc centred approximately on the Orion Nebula. The stars within the Orion Nebula are believed to be responsible for ionizing the loop. [2][3]

It is estimated to lie at a distance of approximately 1600 light years. [2]

Credit:

[1]-Stellarium

[2]-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnard’s_Loop

[3]-http://eastexastronomy.blogspot.de/2010/08/orion.html