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W51

(W 51, 3C 400)
(cloud complex radio source)

W51 (aka W 51 or 3C 400) is a cloud complex first noticed as a bright radio source. Three portions of interest are the two star-forming regions W51 A and W51 B, and supernova remnant W51 C. It is relatively close at 5 kpc and is of interest for a number of its features, including young early stars (OB stars).


(cloud,star forming region,SFR,nebula)
Further reading:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.06627
https://scitechdaily.com/chandra-peers-into-giant-molecular-cloud-w51/
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015A%26A...573A.106G/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004MNRAS.353.1025K/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998AJ....116.1856C/abstract
http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=W51&submit=SIMBAD+search
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~05.10kpc16.6klyW51
Coordinates:W51
J192350.0+140600

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