J. Carlos Erustes

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Sometimes referred to as the 'Ghost Nebula', vdB 141 is a reflection nebula over 2 light years across. Reflection nebulae are clouds of gas and dust which reflect the light of nearby stars. Those stars provide enough energy to scatter light off the dust (making it visible), but not enough energy to ionize the gas of the nebula (which would create an emission nebula). Credit: T.A. Rector, H. Schweiker

It looks like the Phoenix. This is the Ghost Nebula, a reflection nebula in the Cepheus constellation. It is located about 1500 light years away from Earth. Photo credit: T. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF