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Taurus Molecular Cloud 1

(nearby star-forming region)

The Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 (TMC-1) is a nearby star-forming region (or dense core) in the constellation Taurus which is part of the Taurus-Auriga Complex. Being close to us, it is of interest for study. Taurus Molecular Cloud 2 (TMC-2) is another such region of interest within the complex, but there are many. Characteristics:

It is large enough in the sky that these coordinates are approximate.

I've run across these correspondences regarding designators for these nebulae but I've also seen inconsistent information so I'm not totally convinced:

TMC-1 aka LDN 1534
TMC-2 aka LDN 1529 aka Barnard 18

(cloud,star formation,star forming region,SFR)
Further reading:
/Lookback Years
~0140pc460lyTaurus Molecular Cloud 1

Referenced by pages:
Radcliffe wave
Taurus-Auriga Complex