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Chameleon Molecular Cloud

Chameleon Molecular Cloud

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The Chameleon Molecular Cloud in the constellation Chameleon. Or as I see it; “a person being chased by a wolf”. Located in the deep-southern constellation of Chameleon, its a dusty region of mostly dark nebulosity active with star formation. In fact, it’s one of the closest star forming regions to Earth. Even though it’s mostly dark and dusty, there are some bright stars lighting up the surrounding area giving rise to the reflection nebulas including Cederblad 110 (upper center) and Cederblad 111 (blue nebula lower center). Another standout feature is the orange V-shaped nebula just below Cederblad 111 called the Chameleon Infrared Nebula, which is a young, cool, low-mass star emitting streams of fast-moving gas that carved a tunnel through the dust. Something else I noticed when processing was a small red object at the center of the image. Turns out it's a Herbig-Haro object (HH 49-50), which are regions of nebulosity that form when narrow jets of fast-moving gas ejected from a new star collide with the surrounding gas. Considering this region is an active stellar nursery (one of the closest to Earth actually at about 600 ly) it's not surprising that a Herbig-Haro object can be found there. These objects are short lived and visibly change over the years due to their rapid movement. Represented in LRGB.

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Print-only orders are printed on Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag material using speciality Giclee printing.

Print+matboard orders are printed on Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag material using speciality Giclee printing then housed in a white matboard (no glass cover)

Print+standard frame orders are printed on Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag material using speciality Giclee printing then housed in a white matboard with plexiglass and a mocha frame.

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