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Coalsack Nebula
Coalsack Nebula
Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble

Coalsack Nebula - dark nebula

Coalsack Nebula, also known as the Southern Coalsack, is a dark nebula located in the constellation Crux.

Coalsack Nebula is magnitude and is 7° x 5° in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) or 0.5° in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Coalsack Nebula
      1. Alt Name:
      2. Southern Coalsack
      1. Type:
      2. dark nebula
      1. Size:
      2. 7° x 5°
      1. Caldwell #:
      2. C99

    * One can see up to magnitude 7-8 objects with perfect eyes under ideal dark sky conditions.