View Full Version : Stunning New Look at Reflection Nebula Messier 78

2011-Feb-16, 01:10 PM
Here’s another “Hidden Treasure” from the European Southern Observatory, from the astrophotography competition where amateurs create images from unused ESO data. In this new image of Messier 78, brilliant starlight ricochets off dust particles in the nebula, illuminating it with scattered blue light and creating what is called a reflection nebula. Almost like fog around [...]

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