There are some places we can never go; even if we could, it would never feel like we were there. They are safe from our corruption, but by the gift of light we are able to glimpse them.
This is a small portion of NGC 2023, a piece of the sky I find profoundly beautiful. I have colorized a single near-infrared image that would otherwise be grayscale.
All channels: WFC3/IR F160W
North is 64.50° counter-clockwise from up.