The Astronomy Picture of the Day for Oct 6, 2004, shows a beautiful glowing cloud of gas: the N11 Nebula.
Link to APOD entry for the N11 Nebula
The caption to the picture states that the nebula is over 1000 light years in diameter, but how large does it appear in our sky? Can you calculate the apparent angular size of this nebula? Express your answer in degrees: "the nebula is about 2 degrees across", or "the nebula is 0.5 degrees across", or whatever you find. Show all your work, neatly!
Hint: the caption also states that this nebula is not in the Milky Way Galaxy, but in a neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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