Sh2 264 (Barnard's Loop)
Barnard's Loop, also known as Sh2 264, is an emission nebula around 518 to 1,434 light-years away. It is believed to have originated from a supernova explosion about 2 million years ago. As seen from Earth, it is centered on and covers the entire constellation of Orion
- Barnard's Loop is a single object catalogued in real life. However, this addon contains three separate 3D models that make up this nebula
- You can download the Horsehead and Orion Nebulae addons to complete the look of Barnard's Loop in Celestia
Barnard's Loop, with the Horsehead and Orion Nebulae on its lower-right center
Constellation diagrams enabled, showing how Barnard's Loop covers the entire constellation of Orion
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