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Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

(Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud)
(nebula that is a nearby star-forming region)

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex (or Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud) is a dark nebula a degree south of the star Rho Ophiuchi in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is a star-forming region about 130 parsecs from here. Characteristics:

The designator prefix ROX, used for some stars within the cloud complex, stands for Rho Ophiuchi X-ray-source, and ROXs for the optical counterpart to such a source.

(cloud,star forming region,SFR,nebula)
Further reading:
/Lookback Years
~0140pc460lyRho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
ROXROXs 12b 
Coordinates:Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex

Referenced by pages:
Elias 2-27
Gould's Belt
LDN 1689