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The Perseus Cloud

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The Perseus Molecular Cloud is a huge area of gas, dust and star forming regions.  It spans 6deg x 2deg.  For comparison, the full moon appears to be 1/2 degree in size.  On the eastern end (left side of the image) is IC348.  Next to that is the reddish LBN749.  On the western end (right side of the image) is NGC1333, and on the bottom right is vdB16.  There are numerous other LDN, LBN and Barnard objects as well.

Acquisition Details

LUM = 35x10min
RGB = 25x10min each
Total = 18hrs 20min