McNeil’s Nebula

Date of the discovery: 23. January 2004

Short Description: The McNeil’s Nebula is a variable nebula discovered by Jay McNeil in early 2004. The variable nebula is associated with an outburst of the FU Orionis/EX Orionis pre-main sequence star V1647 Ori.

Amateur Astronomer(s): McNeil, Jay W.

Researchers in the discovery paper: Reipurth, B.; Meech, K.

Link to paper in ADS:….1M/abstract

SIMBAD page:

Telescopes involved: 7.6-cm refractor+CCD

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Credit for the header image: ESO/T. A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF and Igor Chekalin

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