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
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Image taken with 20in
RC Optical Systems Telescope at f/5.5
SBIG ST10XE CCD camera
with color filter wheel
color production was used to create this image.
Luminance = 105 minutes
Red = 20 minutes
Green = 20 minutes
Blue = 20 minutes
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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