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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Chamaeleon I region of bright nebulae and hot stars

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Chamaeleon I region of bright nebulae and hot stars A sky area near the Chamaeleon I complex of bright nebulae and hot stars in the constellation of the same name, close to the southern celestial pole.This picture was taken a few days before the inauguration of the Paranal observatory and its "hand-over" to the astronomers on April 1, 1999.

ESO / processed by Emily Lakdawalla

For much more information about this image, visit the European Southern Observatory website.

The original image was extremely noisy. This version has had a Gaussian blur applied and has been reduced to 30 percent of the original size.

Original image data dated on or about March 28, 1999.


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