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Dusty situation

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The Baby Eagle Nebula

The Baby Eagle Nebula (LBN 777), also sometimes called the Vulture Nebula, is a reflection nebula in the constellation Taurus the Bull. It is part of the much larger Taurus Molecular Cloud, a huge region of dust and cold gas some 400 light-years away. (Canon 6D DSLR, Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 DIF-ED lens, ISO 200, sixty-three 10-minute exposures, stacked)
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