Astrophysics (index)

Taurus-Auriga Complex

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

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

(stars,star forming region,SFR)
/Lookback Years
~0140pc460lyTaurus-Auriga Complex

Referenced by:
Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 (TMC-1)