Dust, nebulae and a globular in Corona Australis

Image credit & copyright: Marco Lorenzi (Glittering Lights)

The dust cloud, around 150 pc distant, blocks light from more distant stars in this view towards the northern part of the constellation Corona Australis. The blue reflection nebulae are catalogued as NGC 6726 and NGC 6727, while the smaller yellowish nebula NGC 6729 surrounds the young star R CrA. The globular cluster NGC 6723, top right, is of course much more distant.

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