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HD 37130

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
Right Ascension5h 36m 4s
Declination-4° 45' 8"
Distancec.1,300 light years
c.400 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.08
Absolute: +2.12
Spectral ClassB9V+ blue main sequence star (some sources categorise this star as A-type)
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January

The swirls of light behind HD 37130 are part of the Running Man Nebula, NGC 1975, part of the complex of nebulae that run through the formation known as the Sword of Orion. HD 37130 belongs to the loose open cluster NGC 1977 which is associated with the nebula. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas