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Cotton Candy Nebula

Primary Facts on Cotton Candy Nebula

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 (Colour) of Cotton Candy Nebula

Cotton Candy Nebula has a spectral type of G2I C. This means the star is a white to yellow supergiant star.

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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 white to 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

Sources and Links


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

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