Cometary Globule CG4

CG4 is about 1,300 light years from Earth. Its head is some 1.5 light-years in diameter, and its tail is about eight light-years long. The dusty cloud contains enough material to make several Sun-sized stars. CG4 is located in the constellation of Puppis.

Credit:

ESO/J.Perez

About the Image

Id:perez-cg4_lso
Type:Observation
Release date:16 April 2013, 14:10
Size:3963 x 2647 px

About the Object

Name:Star cluster
Type:• Solar System : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Bok Globule
• X - Nebulae
Constellation:Puppis

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 30 23.25
Position (Dec):-47° 16' 13.78"
Field of view:156.92 x 104.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.4° right of vertical
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