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|Description:||A dense cloud of gas and dust has collapsed to form young stars. Their radiation generates the red emission areas and blue reflection areas in the remaining gas and dust. Beyond the blue reflection areas this gas dims the background stars.|
|Distance:||About 3000 light years|
|Apparent Size:||10' x 12'|
|Date:||24 august 2005|
|Equipment:||12"RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AP1200|
|Exposure:||RGB: 45 minutes each, binned 2x2|