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Reader Gallery web extra: A great region in the winter sky

Explore some astounding objects in Monoceros.
June 2009 Reader Gallery NGC 2170
Thomas V. Davis
In the June issue of Astronomy, imager Thomas V. Davis of Inkom, Idaho, gave us a look at the region around emission nebula NGC 2170, which lies in the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn. To find NGC 2170's area, draw a line southeast (to the lower left) from Orion's Belt, and continue the line 3 times the belt's width.

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