Monday, August 13, 2007

The Cocoon

Here is an image of Caldwell 19, the Cocoon Nebula. It is a large cloud of gas and dust superimposed over a dark nebula. The long, dark division among the stars is a black cloud of obscuring dust blocking out the stars behind. This nebula is quite dim, and is very hard to see with the eyes, even through a large telescope.

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