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LBN 35 - Emission nebula in the constellation of the Serpent Bearer

Object Description:

The H-II emission nebula LBN (Lynds Bright Nebula) 0035 in the centre of the image is the brightest region in the much larger nebula area around the star Zeta Ophiuchi. A small dark cloud in front gives the nebula a distinctive hook-shaped appearance. The entire image field is interspersed with other red emission nebulae, so there is no "neutral" sky background at this point.

The emission nebula (LBN 35) has a distance of about 600 light years to the solar system and a diameter of about 4.5 light years.

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