Lynds catalog

Lynds catalog

(lindz) A catalog of dark nebulae compiled by Lynds in 1962 using the Palomar Sky Survey plates. Many of these clouds are now known to be the sites of low-mass star formation. Clouds are designated by their Lynds number, an example being the L1641 complex (which includes the Orion molecular clouds).
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