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Enjoy more overlooked nebulae

The constellations of early-winter — Perseus, Auriga, Cassiopeia, and Cepheus — have many more colorful clouds to offer skywatchers.
There's more to observing winter nebulosity than scanning Orion's M42. In Astronomy's December 2005 issue, expert observer Steve Coe suggests a tour of nebula challenges in the northern sky. Here are some additional images of winter's northern nebulae you may have missed. The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405 and IC 410)IC 405 (left) is lit up by the energetic star AE Aurigae embedded within it. But AE Aurigae wasn't born in this cloud of gas and dust. It's story is more complex and linked to another...

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