This stunning cosmic portrait shows us LDN 1622; a star forming region found approximately 500 light-years away in the Orion constellation. From here, we can see that this region is incredibly dynamic and even more diverse. By that, I mean it is home to several different types of nebulae; including two dark nebula (LDN 1622 itself and another small one), along with two emission nebulae — Magakian 159 or VdB 62 (the bright spot in the upper right-hand corner) and Magakian 160 or VdB 63 (the similarly shaped white orb directly below LDN 1622) — wandering nearby.
The nebula complex isn’t too far from the celestial structure known as Barnard’s Loop, near the plane of the Milky Way,
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