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Outer galaxy - east

Submitted by Kevin Jardine on 24 December, 2006 - 15:56

Highlights of the eastern region of the outer galaxy include the beautiful Rosette nebula, the many objects embedded in the Gemini molecular clouds and the Gemini OB1 association, a runaway star knocked out of Orion's Trapezium cluster by an interstellar collision about 2.5 million years ago, and the mysterious Auriga OB2 association, whose Tadpole nebula and NGC 1893 central cluster appear to lie far away in the Outer arm of the Milky Way.