Van den Bergh 93
Curtains of gas and dust dramatically open here to reveal the inner
region of this starforming region. Unceremoniously named,
bright star SAO 152320 shines with intense light in the center of this
field. Clouds of gas glow strongly and dust shrinks quickly under its
radiative prowess. This vista lies some 4,000 light years away towards
the constellation of Monoceros. This is a portion of a much
larger nebula called
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Image taken with 20in
RC Optical Systems Telescope at f/5.5
SBIG ST10XE CCD camera
with color filter wheel
Minimum credit line: Bill Uminski and Cyndi Kristopeit/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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