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Nebula of the day

The Running Chicken nebula. Silly name. I can't see a chicken. It is in the southern sky near the Crux. And, if you zoom in on the image, you can see dark splotches. These aren't gobs of dust on my camera censor but, in fact, Bok globules: cold bits of dust and gas sitting between us and the background.

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You have a censor on your camera? Stink...
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