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Bok globules

Title: Distance estimation of some selected small Bok globules
Author: A. Das, H. S. Das, A. S. Devi

The distance determination of small Bok globules is often difficult because of its small size and opaqueness. In this work, we determine the distances to six small Bok globules CB 17, CB 24, CB 188, CB 224, CB 230 and CB 240 using near infra red photometry (2MASS JHKS colours). The distances to these clouds are estimated to be 47888, 29354, 26249, 37870, 29354 and 42979 parsec respectively.

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Thackeray's Globules

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Thackeray Globule.kmz
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Dark clouds in the HII star-forming region, IC 2944
Position (2000): R.A. 11h 38m 23s, Dec. -63 20' 41.5"
Constellation: Centaurus
Distance: 5,900 light-years


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