Here's CG4, a cometary
globule in Puppis. Cometary
globules bear superficial
resemblance to comets, as
least visually. They are
relatively small areas of
gas/dust in our Milky Way that
frequently give birth to stars.
This one takes the form of a
head/face, seen on profile, and
gives the impression that it is
preparing to "eat" nearby
galaxy PGC 21338 -- in reality,
of course, PGC 21338 is
merely near CG4 in terms of
RA/DEC; it is millions of
lightyears more distant.
16" RCOS @ f/11.3
Apogee U9 imager
SBIG 402 guider
Astrodon Series I LRGB


8 hours,1x1
 8 hours, 1x1
 3 hours, 1x1
 4 hours, 1x1

Data acquired at

Processed with CCD
Inspector, PixInsight,
and Adobe PS.
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