PIA09926: Infrared Coronet Cluster
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: IRAC
Product Size: 3300 x 3300 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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While perhaps not quite as well known as its star formation cousin of Orion, the Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet cluster) is one of the nearest and most active regions of ongoing star formation. The Spitzer image shows young stars plus diffuse emission from dust.

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