IC 2944 (ground-based image)

Ground-based image of the busy star-forming region, IC 2944, located in the Southern Cross constellation.


Copyright Anglo-Australian Observatory, Photograph by David Malin

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:3 January 2002, 06:00
Size:743 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:IC 2944, Lan Cen Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Bok Globule
Distance:6500 light years

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