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Overcast in the Constellation of Aries

Posted: November 1st, 2011

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The constellation Aries is bathed with numerous dust clouds. This image shows a small region - small in comparison to the constellation - near the also dusty constellations of Taurus and Perseus.

The dusty clouds you see in the image may feel a bit soft, prompting the trained observer to think that noise reduction was heavily applied. However, that's not the case in this image. Although I did apply a bit of noise reduction during the post-processing, it was in fact very mild, and the reason for the clouds having that soft appearance is because in the original data these structures were already lacking the tri-dimensionality and wispy appearance one would usually expect.

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