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W40 Region

March 31, 2003
Atlas Image Mosaic, covering 27.0´ × 41.0´ on the sky, of the H II region W40. This region is part of a larger molecular cloud complex at a distance of 600-700 pc (1960-2300 light years). A bright cluster of stars is evident in the near-infrared 2MASS image which is not seen in the optical. 2000 Oct 25-31


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