Sharpless 2-264 (Sh2-264) is a very large emission nebula (including the open cluster Collinder 69 (CR 69) in Orion.

Sometimes called the Lambda Orionis Nebula, it spans an enormous 8° of sky in northern Orion and has a very low surface brightness.
This image actually only shows the northern part of the nebula.

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Name SH2-264
Type Emission nebula
Constellation Orion
Right ascension 05h 35m 12s
Declination +9° 56′ 00″
Distance 1.300 ly
Other designations Cederblad 54