The location of the supergiant 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 Cotton Candy Nebula, the location is 17h 18m 19.85 and -32° 27` 21.6 .
Cotton Candy Nebula has a spectral type of G2I C. This means the star is a white to yellow supergiant star.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||Cotton Candy Nebula|
|Spectral Type||G2I C|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||very luminous Supergiant Star|
|Colour||white to yellow|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||17h 18m 19.85|
|Declination (Dec.)||-32° 27` 21.6|
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