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Wide-field view of the Serpens Nebula (ground-based image)

Date: 31 October 2018
Depicts: HBC 672, Serpens nebula
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the area around the Serpens Nebula. The Serpens star-forming region is a compact region of star formation. At a distance of about 1300 light-years it is close enough for detailed, spatially-resolved studies of its individual young stellar objects.

Last Update: 31 October 2018

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