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Peter Bresler

Trifid Nebula, m20

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LBN 468 image

LBN 468

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LBN 468 is a faint dark nebula in the constellation of Cepheus bordering Draco and resembling a scorpion's tail. Embedded within it at the upper left is Gyulbudaghian's Nebula, a variable reflection nebula about 1' to 1.5' in size. It is about 1,600 light years away.