The Night Sky Background

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Dust and the Galactic Plane

  
This image shows the edge of a dust cloud near the plane of the Milky
Way Galaxy.  The top portion of the image shows very few stars since
the dust blocks the light from the background stars.  The bottom part
of the image shows where the dust is not as thick and thus less
effective at obscuring the light from the background stars.  Moving
objects such as Trojans are easier to identify when the background
stellar light is minimum.

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Sky Background Images

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Normal Sky Background

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Milky Way Galaxy Background

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Dust in the Milky Way Galaxy Background



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