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RAFGL 5180

Gazing into deep this dusty maelstrom using near-infrared filters, Hubble reveals many stars and star-forming activities that might otherwise be obscured by dust. Strongly red spots indicate [Fe II] emission. There are only a few tiny splotches of those. Make of that what you will.


Data from the following proposal were used to create this image: Peering to the Heart of Massive Star Birth


Red: WFC3/IR F164N

Cyan: WFC3/IR F160W

Blue: WFC3/IR F110W


North is 45.51° counter-clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on June 17, 2020