©Symbiosis by MaurizioP
Sh2-136, also called vdB 141, is a nebula containing a Bok globule located about 1,200 light years away towards the constellation Cepheus. The structure is over 2 light years across and part of the Cepheus Flare molecular cloud complex.
Bok globules are unusual clouds of gas and dust, usually in the process of collapsing in to new stars. On the right of this image, the core of the cloud may be forming a binary star system.