The Lupus clouds compose one of the main low-mass star forming complexes within 200 pc of the Sun. They contain four main star forming sites, including B228 in Barnard’s catalogue pictured above, more frequently referred to as Lupus 1 in modern literature. It is likely that the Sun formed in a similar star formation region more than four billion years ago. B228 is sometime named the Dark Wolf nebula.
Apo TEC140 (140/f7.2) - FLI Proline 16803 - L (340m) R (120m) G (120m) B (120m) - Warrumbungle Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia