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21. Jul 2019

Wide-field view of the sky around the cometary globule CG4

Diese Weitwinkelaufnahme zeigt die sternreiche Himmelsregion des Sternbilds Puppis (das Achterdeck). In der Bildmitte befindet sich die seltsame kometenartige Globule CG4, es sind aber noch weitere interessante Objekte sichtbar, darunter einige viel weiter entfernte Spiralgalaxien. Diese Farbansicht wurde aus Einzelbildern aus dem Digitized Sky Survey 2 erstellt. Image credit: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2

This wide-field image shows a rich region of the sky in the constellation of Puppis (The Poop). At the centre lies the strange cometary globule CG4. Other interesting objects are also seen, including several much more distant spiral galaxies. This colour view was produced from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

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