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Caption: Located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Carina (the Ship's Keel), the Toby Jug Nebula, more formally known as IC 2220, is an example of a reflection nebula. It is a cloud of gas and dust illuminated from within by the central star, designated HD 65750.
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