Prawn Nebula

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Coordinates: Sky map 16h 56m 54.66861s, −40° 30′ 44.4441″

Prawn Nebula
Emission nebula
H II region
Detailed view of the Prawn Nebula from ESO’s VST.jpg
Detailed view of the Prawn Nebula
Credit: ESO
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 16h 56m 54.66861s[1]
Declination−40° 30′ 44.4441″[1]
Distance6,000[2] ly
Apparent magnitude (V)+7.31[1]
Apparent dimensions (V)90'
ConstellationScorpius
Physical characteristics
Radius125[3] ly
DesignationsHD 152723, CSI-40 10986 21, Hbg 1258, SAO 227479, ALS 3854, CSV 102812, HIC 82936, SKY# 30546, CD-40 10986, GC 22819, HIP 82936, TD1 19710, CEL 4464, GCRV 9755, IC 4628, UBV 14329, CGO 429, GEN# +1.00152723J, LS 3854, uvby98 100152723 ABC, Cl Trumpler 24 405, GOS G344.81+01.61 01, MCW 1270, CPC 0 15594, GSC 07872-02169, NSV 8060, CPD-40 7650, GUM 56, PPM 322447
See also: Lists of nebulae

Prawn Nebula, also known as IC 4628, is an emission nebula located in the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way, around 6,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Scorpius. It forms part of the tail of the "False Comet" anchored by the bright open cluster NGC 6231.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for IC 4628. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  2. ^ "Young Stars Cooking in the Prawn Nebula". ESO Press Release. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Cosmic Recycling". Retrieved 2 September 2015.