vdB 16 is the 16th entry in van den Bergh Catalog of Reflection Nebulae compiled by Sidney van den Bergh. It is a relative small reflection nebula in the constellation Aries about 980 light-years distant. This colorful blue nebula is illuminated by the class F, 9th magnitude, star cataloged HIP 16170. vdB 16 is located in the very large Perseus Cloud. This cloud of dust and gas extends over 500 light-years and is host to an abundance of young stars. Located in the upper right of the above image is the dark nebula cataloged B 204 (LDN 1455. This dark cloud of dense dust is almost devoid of any visible stars. Such clouds, however, are sites of new star nurseries hidden by the dense dust and cool gas.
1Irida Observatory: https://www.irida-observatory.org/CCD/VdB16/VdB16.html
4Universe Today: https://www.universetoday.com/99467/dark-nebula-hides-star-birth/