The Fox Nebula

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Fox Fur Nebula is located in NGC 2264 Region and lies in the constellation of Monoceros.This interstellar beast is formed of cosmic dust and gas interacting with the energetic light and winds from hot young stars. The shape, visual texture, and color, combine to give the region the popular name Fox Fur Nebula. 

The red regions of this nebula are caused by hydrogen gas that has been stimulated to emit its own light by the copious ultraviolet radiation coming from the hot, blue stars of the cluster.

image source:- astro-pics.com
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