Located in the direction of the constellation Orion about 1600 light-years, its apparent size is slightly larger than the full moon.
the monkey’s head nebula or simply NGC 2175 is an emission nebula that emits in different wavelengths mainly in HA but also in Sii and Oiii.
In the center is the star catalogued HD 42088 which emits a strong ultraviolet radiation that ionizes the gases in the vicinity.
In addition to ultraviolet radiation, this star emits powerful stellar winds that shape the nebula’s gas cluster, helping to create several pillars (visible in the image) that form a star nursery.

Autore: kaeouach aziz