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LDN 1622 and 1621 in Orion

LDN 1622 and 1621 in Orion

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Lynds' Dark Nebula 1622 lies just outside and east of Barnard's Loop in the constellation Orion. It can be seen as a small inclusion in a northeastern wispy branch of emission nebulosity in this image of the loop. LDN 1622 is thought to be much closer than Orion's more famous nebulae of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, perhaps only 500 light-years away.

LDN 1622 is the main dark body at lower right, and LDN 1621 is the upper filament. Here's a map of the objects in the field.

November 9 and 11, 2010