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The Milky Way around NGC 6231, IC 4628 and GUM 55 in the constellation Scorpio

Object description:

Our image shows the region around nebula IC 4628 (GUM 55) in the southern part of the constellation Scorpio. Besides many open star clusters and faint, reddish emission nebulae, this region in the Milky Way is dominated by a large number of dark clouds. In the upper right of the image a small part of the ARA OB 1 stellar association is still visible. It is a 4 frame mosaic, taken with a telephoto lens of 200mm focal length.
This wide-angle image shows a section of the region already captured with 85mm focal lenght on a larger scale. There you will also find a detailed object description.

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