Just enjoy this whole area



Great find!

just really a nice bit of the sky. think it was chosen specially for imaging as that region full of gas is at the centre of a small blob outside the usual β€œarc” in that survey

If I recall correctly, that is just one of the DECaPS2 calibration fields, intended to overlap with the PS1 catalog to enable cross-validation in a slightly less dense field of view than the usual DECaPS plane images. I think the gas and dust near the center was happenstance. But agreed it is a beautiful bit of sky.

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Ah very interesting! I guess you could always postulate that there is some reason for looking somewhere in the sky, wherever you pick. Thank you