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Lambda Centaurus

Submitted by Kevin Jardine on 24 June, 2007 - 19:58

Hover your mouse over each blue dot for the name of the object, or click on the dot for a detail page. This map was created using the all-sky hydrogen-alpha map produced by Douglas Finkbeiner from data collected by the WHAM, VTSS and SHASSA hydrogen-alpha surveys.

The Lambda Centaurus region is a group of nebulae located at a distance of 2200-2500 parsecs, near to, or at the beginning of the Carina Arc. The star Lambda Centaurus itself is not part of the region - it is a foreground star at a distance of only 63 parsecs.

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