GN 15.42.0 in the constellation Lupus (the Wolf)

This small reflection nebula is located in the middle of the dark cloud B 228 in the constellation Wolf. A single yellow star illuminates its neighboring dense molecular clouds. The diameter of the small nebula is about 1/4 lightyear. In cosmic scales "small" but our solar system would fit about 200x side by side into the reflection nebula.

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Optics: Planewave CDK 12.5 with Televue 0.8x reducer
Aperture: 318 mm
Focal Length: 2030 mm
Camera: Canon EOS 700Dac
Exposure: 39 x 300 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, StarTools, Starnet++, Photoshop
Diameter:0,25 Lichtjahre
Distance:500 Lichtjahre
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