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V380 Orionis

A very young white mean sequence star near the Orion Nebula. It is still surrounded by the cloud (NGC 1999) from which it was formed. The black cloud in the foreground is a Bok globule where a new star develops.

Constellation: Orion
Distance: 1500 light-years
Spectral class: A0
Visual magnitude: 10.7
Mass: 3.5 * Sun

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