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WIYN Images: Reflection Nebulae

Reflection nebulae are dust clouds which are illuminated by the reflected light of nearby stars.

[M42, Orion Nebula]
M42, Orion Nebula

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: Sep 24 2019