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Through a Telescope

Through a Telescope

This nebula is very faint and hard to see in a small telescope. However, a large amateur telescope, 16 to 20 inches in diameter, will show something like this. There is almost no color because the nebula isn't bright enough to activate the color-sensitive cells in your eyes.

Credit: Original image © 2003-2007, John C. Smith, Modified by me (Dan Gerhards). Used with permission
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