Starry Dandelion and Cosmic Gecko(old version)
Credit: Gemini Observatory
The star cluster NGC 6520 and the Bok Globule Barnard 86, as imaged by the Gemini South telescope, using GMOS. The image is 9.7 x 5.4 arcminutes and is rotated 17 degrees east of north. This color composite is made using the following four filters: u-band = blue; g-band = cyan; r-band = yellow; and i-band = red. The cluster, is about 200 million years old, and lies around 5,500 light-years away from the Sun, in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius.
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