May - The dark nebula LDN 483

The Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile snapped this image of the dark nebula LDN 483. The object is a region of space clogged with gas and dust dense enough to effectively block the light of background stars. LDN 483 is located about 700 light-years away in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent).

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