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Paper: Young Stars and Molecular Clouds in the IC 2944/2948 Complex
Monograph: 5, Handbook of Star Forming Regions:
Volume II, The Southern Sky
Page: 213
Abstract: One of the fine clusters of the southern sky is found within the extended HII region IC 2944/2948. The cluster, which appears to be only a few million years old, contains a dozen O stars, many of which are binaries, and is surrounded by a shell of remnant molecular clouds containing embedded IRAS sources. At a distance of about 2 kpc, only a few of the faint cluster members have been identified so far. The region contains a remarkable group of small globules silhouetted against the luminous gas around the OB stars and known as Thackeray’s globules.
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