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WIYN Images: Absorption Nebulae

Absorption nebulae are dense clouds which absorb light from behind and thus appear darker than their surroundings.


The WIYN Observatory is owned and operated by the WIYN Consortium, Inc., which consists of the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Yale University, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). NOAO is operated for the National Science Foundation by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc.

The WIYN telescope is one of the best imaging telescopes in the world. Some examples are collected on these pages. If you plan to use any of these images for other than your personal enjoyment please read our conditions of use

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Last updated: Feb 15 2017