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Calabash Nebula

Calabash Nebula Facts

Location of Calabash Nebula

The location of the giant star in the night sky is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For Calabash Nebula, the location is 07h 42m 16.947 and -14° 42` 50.20 .

Physical Properties (Colour) of Calabash Nebula

Calabash Nebula has a spectral type of M10III+A C. This means the star is a red giant star.

Distance to Calabash Nebula

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.77 which gives a calculated distance to Calabash Nebula of 4241.40 light years from the Earth or 1300.39 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, 4241.40 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet.

The star is roughly 268,222,822.39 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.

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Additional Calabash Nebula Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCalabash Nebula
Spectral TypeM10III+A C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeGiant Star
ColourRed
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationPuppis
Right Ascension (R.A.)07h 42m 16.947
Declination (Dec.)-14° 42` 50.20
Distance from Earth0.77 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 4241.40 Light Years
 1300.39 Parsecs
  268,222,822.39 Astronomical Units

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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