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The RCW 38 cluster seen in the X-ray by Chandra
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||08 59 05.50|
|Declination||-47 30 39.4|
|Distance||5.5 kly (1686.3 pc)|
RCW 38 is an embedded cluster located about 5,500 light years away in the direction of the constellation Vela (the Sails). The cluster is composed of several short lived massive stars. Many of these stars will go on to explode as supernovae.
- "RCW 38". ESO.
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