Star clusters and nebulae abound in the
ancient northern constellation
a region that includes the
interesting pair NGC 1931 (lower left) and IC 417.
In this gorgeous
color image, an imaginative eye toward
suggests a cosmic
About 10,000 light-years distant,
both are young open star clusters formed in interstellar
clouds and still embedded in
glowing hydrogen gas.
The more compact NGC 1931 is about 10 light-years across with
contrasting blue hues characteristic of dust