From the September 2009 issue

Zoom in on McNeil’s Nebula

This animation will give you a close-up look at the 2004 outburst of the young star V1647 Orionis and McNeil's Nebula.
By | Published: September 28, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
McNeil's Nebula
McNeil’s Nebula

In January 2004, amateur astronomer Jay McNeil was imaging the well-known gas cloud M78 in Orion. He later noticed a peculiar V-shaped nebula near M78.