This emission nebula is located in the constellation of Puppis. Just to the right you can see a small reflection nebula, VDB97. This is a 10 hour exposure taken over 4 nights. Weather conditions were not ideal, and the object was only 30-40 degrees above the horizon. Image taken with Hyperion Astrograph, STL11000m camera, guided by CCDAutopilot.  Images were taken March 10-13, 2013. Click on the image for a larger version. 

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