diffuse nebula


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Related to diffuse nebula: emission nebula, Dark nebula, Reflection nebula, planetary nebula, Orion Nebula, Supernova remnants
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a cluster of stars within an intricate cloud of gas and dust

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0) Dec NGC 6631 Open Cluster 18h27m2 -12[degrees]02' IC 1287 Diffuse Nebula 18 31 6 -10 47 NGC 6649 Open Cluster 18 33 5 -10 24 NGC 6664 Open Cluster 18 36 6 -07 49 NGC 6694 Open Cluster 18 45 2 -09 24 BARNARD 104 Dark Nebula 18 47 3 -04 34 NGC 6704 Open Cluster 18 50 9 -05 12 NGC 6705 Open Cluster 18 51 1 -06 16 NGC 6712 Globular Cluster 18 53 4 -08 42 IC 1295 Open Cluster 18 54 6 -08 50 Object Type Mag.
It is a rich cluster of stars embedded in the diffuse nebula which extends slightly southwards away from the stars.
Continuing along the boundary between Ara and Norma southwards there is another interesting combination with a cluster and a diffuse nebula.
NGC 2078, a diffuse nebula, is the northern focus of four combined objects forming a clear S shape.
Only 30arc minutes south of this nebula is another, equally faint and challenging diffuse nebula, PK 332-16.
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