|Distance from Earth||：||1304 Light years|
|Detail||：||The red color of the region is due to hydrogen atoms in the nebula becoming excited and emitting red light. Astronomers call this type of region an HII region.
Constellation : Orion
Images from Science Instruments
NGC 2024 [West] (Emission Nebula)
July 11, 2003
Last updated: February 25, 2021