IC1318 Butterfly Nebula

Photograph by

David Watson

About this image

The Sadr region, catalogue number IC 1318, is the diffuse emission nebula surrounding Sadr or Gamma Cygni. IC1318 lies in the center of Cygnus's cross and this image shows the Butterfly Nebula. The region contains many dark nebulae in addition to the emission diffuse nebulae.
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