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WR 104

(Wolf-Rayet star surrounded by spiral nebula)

WR 104 is a Wolf-Rayet star that is part of a triple star that includes a B-type star and a distant companion. It is of interest as an example of a pin-wheel nebula, a cloud that twirls around the star in sync with the orbit of its close companion. Characteristics of the system:

WR 104 specific characteristics:

The close companion has spectral type B0.5V.

Further reading:
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~02.30kpc7.50klyWR 104
Coordinates:WR 104