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Taurus-Auriga Complex

(Taurus Dark Clouds, Taurus-Auriga SFR)
(nearby star-forming region)

The Taurus-Auriga Complex is a Star-Forming Region in the constellation Taurus, consisting of a number of individual clouds, including Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 and Taurus Molecular Cloud 2 (TMC-2). At 140 Parsecs, it is the nearest to us, thus is interesting to observe. It is 30 parsecs across and contains 35,000 solar masses of material.

The designator prefix TAP, used for some stars within the cloud complex or the Perseus Complex, found in an X-ray Survey.

(stars,star forming region,SFR)
/Lookback Years
~0140pc460lyTaurus-Auriga Complex
TAPTAP 26Taurus-Auriga Complexor Perseus Complex
Coordinates:Taurus-Auriga Complex

Referenced by:
Lick Observatory Calcium Line Survey (LkCl)
Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 (TMC-1)