NGC 2183 and NGC 2185


This cloud of dust resides on the edge of the outer spiral arm of our galaxy. Stars that have formed inside illuminate and scatter bluish light between these dusty veils. Near the edges of the cloud, intergalactic space can be glimpsed beyond the cloud's edge.
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Equipment

Image taken with 20in RC Optical Systems Telescope at f/5.5
SBIG ST10XE CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 105 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

  • Since much of the gas and dust in this region is not glowing strongly (in visible wavelengths), the field becomes a very faint and difficult target to observe.
  • Minimum credit line: Neil Jacobstein/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 01/14/2005