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|Description:||This nebula has been the subject of much investigation recently due to the discovery of a high mass protostar that has a diameter of about 10 of our Solar Systems. A protostar is a mass of gas and dust that is collapsing to form a star. Protostars are hard to study because they are born in obscured regions. Methanol masers are often used to penetrate these obscuring regions and provide information about this little understood process.|
|Distance:||7000 light years|
|Apparent Size:||about 8 x 7 arc seconds|
|Date:||21 july, 6 august, 3 september 2005|
|Equipment:||12" RCOS RC, ST10XME, AP1200|
|Exposure:||HaRGB: 270-60-75-60 minutes|