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Westerhout 49

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Westerhout 49 also known as W49, is a strong galactic thermal radio source. It is studied by astronomers. It seems to be part of an HII region. It was discovered by Gart Westerhout in 1958. 14 O-type stars with known properties are in the list below.

Name Radius (Solar Radii) Luminosity (Solar Units) Mass (Solar Units)
Westerhout 49-1 23 1,910,000 130
Westerhout 49-2 55.29 4,365,000 250
Westerhout 49-3 24.7 1,510,000 105
Westerhout 49-5 14.9 661,000 64
Westerhout 49-7 13.4 537,000 57
Westerhout 49-8 16.5 676,000 65
Westerhout 49-9 12.4 380,000 47
Westerhout 49-10 11.2 257,000 43
Westerhout 49-11 11.2 372,000 48
Westerhout 49-12 11.7 282,000 40
Westerhout 49-14 10.6 339,000 46
Westerhout 49-15 19.8 1,290,000 96
Westerhout 49-17 8.8 102,000 24
Westerhout 49-18 12.1 158,000 28

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