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Imaged November 8 and December 1, 2012 from Ocala, Florida
Orion 80mm EON (FL 480mm) Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG QSI 683 ws Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Generation II LRGB filters Baader 7 nm Ha filter
Emission nebulas are areas of star formation. The red glow is from ionized Hydrogen atoms that have become excited from the surrounding "new-born" stars. The dark areas are bands of dense dust.