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Right Ascention: 21h 16m 30s
Declination: +68° 15' 11"
Formed by the star light reflecting and passing through vast clouds of dust, Sharpless-2 136 is known as the Ghost Nebula. Some 1200 light years away, the bright area in the center is 2 light years across. The dark area to the left of the image is an area that is condensing and likely forming stars.
Ghost Nebula LRGB
The Ghost Nebula in LRGB. Cropped and re-sized
8/12/2012 12:00:00 AM