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Trapezium Cluster

(Orion Trapezium Cluster, Theta Orionis)
(open cluster of stars in Orion Nebula)

The Trapezium Cluster (or Orion Trapezium Cluster or Theta Orionis) is an open cluster of stars in the Orion Nebula, within Orion. Four relatively bright stars are visible. The Orion Nebula is studied as an example of a star-forming region within a cloud of dust. It is about 412 parsecs distant.

(open cluster,star forming region,SFR)
Further reading:
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~0412pc1.34klyTrapezium Cluster
Coordinates:Trapezium Cluster

Referenced by page:
Orion Molecular Cloud Complex