CXOU J061705.3+222127

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CXOU J061705.3+222127
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Gemini
Right ascension 06h 17m 05.26s[1]
Declination +22° 21′ 29.4″[1]
Spectral typeNeutron star
Database references

CXOU J061705.3+222127 is a neutron star. It was likely formed 30,000 years ago in the supernova that created the supernova remnant IC 443, the Jellyfish Nebula.[2][3][4] It is travelling at approximately 800,000 km/h away from the site.[5]


  1. ^ a b "CXOU J061705.3+222127". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg.
  2. ^ "What spawned the Jellyfish Nebula?". Space Daily. 11 December 2015.
  3. ^ The Case Of The Neutron Star With A Wayward Wake Chandra X-ray Center (ScienceDaily) June 1, 2006
  4. ^ The Case Of The Neutron Star With A Wayward Wake (SpaceDaily) Jun 02, 2006
  5. ^ "The Jellyfish Nebula, a supernova remnant in Gemini". Anne's Astronomy News. Retrieved December 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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