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This busy field in the constellation Auriga features the well-known Messier object M38, the open cluster at the bottom right. Not usually seen is the red nebulosity that fills most of the field of view. The brightest piece of nebulosity, the streak that runs diagonally down from the upper left corner, is Lynds' Bright Nebula (LBN) 794. Above M38 is another smaller cluster, NGC 1907, and at the bottom end of LBN 794 is a concentration of small stars comprising another open cluster, Czernik 21. Finally, can you spot the planetary nebula? It's not easy! Dim, small, and round nebula Abell 9 is hiding in the bottom right corner of the image. It is annotated with a zoomed inset in the high-resolution image (see link above).