RE: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 604 - Inst: 200mm Newtonian

Kim wrote
...I was looking at M33 ...it is in fact an HII region...being 1500 LY across...

If you want to really have something to think about, understand that the 1500 LY
diameter of this massive object is very nearly the same as the DISTANCE to M 42.
It would completely fill the empty space between us & M 42.

If placed at M 42's distance, NGC 604 would cover 60 degrees of the sky. It
completely boggles my mind.

\Paul Alsing
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