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Nessie

(Nessie Nebula)
(star forming filament found in the Orion star forming region)

Nessie is a colloquial name for a filament and infrared dark cloud within the Orion star-forming region.

Nessie appears to lie in the Scutum-Centaurus Arm, possibly being the "middle" of the arm. If so, its distance is about 3.1 kpc, its width is on the order of 0.5 pc, and its length depends upon interpretation of the data, early thought making it 80 pc, later 160 pc or possibly 430 pc.


(nebula,molecular cloud,filament)
Further reading:
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010ApJ...719L.185J/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018A%26A...616A..78M/abstract
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~03.50kpc11.4klyNessie
Coordinates:Nessie
J1643-4640

Referenced by pages:
filament
Orion Molecular Cloud Complex

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