Planewave 17"

Exposure: 24 Hours

Although very photogenic and well placed for northern observers these two objects are rarely imaged: LBN 762  can be seen in this image. This field is located in Aries.

This relatively young association of gas and dust is home to an early stellar nursery and a few newborn stars . Once believed to be the nearest dust cloud from our solar system it is now suggested to be about 850 light-years away.The structure of LBN 762 is quite amazing, one must wonder what forces are at play to create such intricate features. Numerous background galaxies are visible, some even through relatively dense part of the translucent clouds.