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R CrA

March 31, 2003
Atlas Image mosaic, covering 10.0´ × 10.0´ on the sky, of the Herbig Ae/Be star R Coronae Australis. Herbig Ae/Be stars are the intermediate-mass (2 to 8 solar masses) counterparts of T Tauri stars. The emission-line star highlights the Corona Australis molecular cloud complex and is embedded within it. The complex, at a distance of only ~130 pc (424 light years) is one of the nearest star-forming regions. 1999 Sep 8-14


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