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Reflection Nebula NGC 2626
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Reflection Nebula NGC 2626

March 31, 2003
Atlas Image mosaic, covering 12.0´ × 12.0´ on the sky, of NGC 2626. The nebula, at a distance of about 1 kpc (3300 light years), is primarily reflecting the light from the bright blue (B1-type) 10th-magnitude star, CD -40°4432, which is embedded in it. (The star is seen toward the center of, and appears to be blended with another star in, the 2MASS image.) 2001 March 21-27