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Barnard 344 is a dark nebula in the constellation of Cygnus. It’s located close to the star Sadr in the Gamma Cygni Nebula. Barnard 344 is located on the bottom of the image. (An annotated version can be seen here.) This region is very rich of dark and emission nebulae. On the image also VanDenBergh …

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NGC 7000 is also known as the North America Nebula with the so called Gulf of Mexico. In this area the Cygnus Wall can be found. This part is the Mexican and Middle American  part of the Nebula. It’s one of the most interesting parts of the nebula because this is a region of active …

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Click on image for high resolution The nebula Sh2-101 is better known as the Tulip Nebula. This nebula is strong in H-alpha emissions. The nebula has a distance of about 2000 lightyears from Earth. This image also shows the famous Cygnus X-1 system. Cygnus X-1 is the brightest source of hard X-rays in our sky.  …

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 full resolution (8 Mp)   M27 was discovered by Charles Messier on the 12th of July 1764. This was the first planetary nebula discovered by him. The name Dumbbell Nebula was given by John Herschel later when he took a better look at the shape of the nebula. M27 is the second brightest planetary nebula …

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