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Getting It Together
Eagle Nebula - bottom leftEagle Nebula - bottom right

Eagle Nebula - assembled



The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2's cameras are trained on four neighboring regions of the sky.

To ensure that there are no gaps in the overall view, the four cameras are aimed so that each image slightly overlaps its neighboring images.

Image processing software compares and cleans up the overlapping edges as it stitches the four images together.

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