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Realm of the nebulae

Map 13: Equatorial Region 4
Virgo to Ophiuchus
Nineteenth-century observers called the area covered by Map 13 the "realm of the nebulae." They weren't describing nebulae in the current sense, however. Their nebulae were galaxies, which looked nebulous through the small telescopes most observers used. Luckily, amateur scopes today are bigger, better, and easier to acquire. Unfortunately, our sky is brighter due to light pollution.

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