thedemon-hauntedworld: Widefield In Cygnus (hubble Palette) NGC 6871 is a small, young open cluster in the constellation of Cygnus. The cluster has less than 50 members, most of which are blue and white stars.
The image depicts a violent merger between the spiral galaxy NGC 2936 (penguin) and elliptical galaxy NGC 2937 (egg). Together, the merger is known as ARP located about 326 million light-years from Earth.
The Monocerotis had its moment of fame in 2002 when it emerged from obscurity and suddenly became times more luminous than the Sun. The star's rise to fame was short-lived and it soon faded into obscurity.