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NGC 3077 Phoenix (2012)

This is a molecular complex near NGC 3077. I don’t know enough to say much about it. The fountain of light on the left is an artifact called “dragon’s breath” which happens sometimes when a bright star is just outside the image frame. Usually, they are removed because they are distracting but I kind of like it.

Data used:
HST_9381_01_ACS_WFC_F435W_sci
HST_9381_01_ACS_WFC_F555W_sci
HST_9381_01_ACS_WFC_F658N_sci

Copyright information:
Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt

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