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Cotton Candy Nebula

Cotton Candy Nebula Facts

  • Cotton Candy Nebula is a supergiant star that can be located in the constellation of Ara. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • Cotton Candy Nebula is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (G2I C) of the star, the star's colour is yellow .

Location of Cotton Candy Nebula

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 .

Physical Properties of Cotton Candy Nebula

Cotton Candy Nebula Colour and Temperature

Based on the star's spectral type of G2I C , Cotton Candy Nebula's colour and type is yellow supergiant star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 5,200.00 and 6,000.00 degrees kelvin.

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Additional Cotton Candy Nebula Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCotton Candy Nebula
Spectral TypeG2I C
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type very luminous Supergiant Star
Colour Yellow
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationAra
Right Ascension (R.A.)17h 18m 19.85
Declination (Dec.)-32° 27` 21.6

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Estimated Calculated Facts


Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=cotton%20candy%20nebula

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