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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

(Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud)
(nebula that is a nearby star-forming region)

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex (or Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud) is a Nebula a degree south of the star rho Ophiuchi in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is a Star-Forming Region about 130 Parsecs from here.

Characteristics:

  • Ophiuchus - constellation.
  • 16h28m06s - Right Ascension.
  • -24deg32m30s - Declination.
  • 460 ly - distance.
  • 4.5deg × 6.5deg - apparent dimensions.

The designator prefix ROX, used for some stars within the cloud complex, stands for Rho Ophiuchi X-ray-source, and ROXs for the visible counterpart to such a source.


(cloud,star forming region,SFR,nebula)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rho_Ophiuchi_cloud_complex
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~0130pc420lyRho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
PrefixExampleSurvey/Catalog 
ROXROXs 12bRho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex 
Coordinates:Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
162806-243230

Referenced by:
Elias 2-27
Gould's Belt
LDN 1689
Nebula

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