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name: westerlund 2
name (alternate): eso 127-18
typ (catalog): open cluster (unknown catalog)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 10 h 24 m 6.5 s dec: -57 ° 45 ' 48.2 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 10.40167 dec: -56.23661 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
20.00 thousand lightyears convert this
brightness (visible):
not added yet
redshift:
not added yet
constellation:
carina (car) symbolism: the ship's keel
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
extra text: hubble’s 25th anniversary image
image (max. 500kb): click here to view the image
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processing: it's recommended to use: open cluster
visible: yes, but only in the southern sky