Becklin-Neugebauer object

Becklin-Neugebauer object

(bek -lin noi -gĕ-b'ow-er) See BN object.
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Becklin-Neugebauer object

[′bek·lin ′nȯi·gə‚bau̇·ər ‚äb‚jekt]
(astronomy)
A compact source of infrared radiation in the Orion Nebula, probably a collapsing protostar of large mass. Abbreviated BN object.
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It also reveals the nebula's cocooned monster known as the Becklin-Neugebauer object, which is obscured by dust in visible light but shines through at the infrared wavelengths shown here as yellow and red.
Such observations unveiled fascinating sources such as the Becklin-Neugebauer Object in the Great Orion Nebula.