An X-ray view of the dense central star cluster
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||08 59 05.50|
|Declination||-47 30 39.4|
|Distance||5500 ly (1700 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.
- Wolk, S. J.; Bourke, T. L.; Vigil, M. (2008). "The Embedded Massive Star Forming Region RCW 38". In Reipurth, B. Handbook of Star Forming Regions, Volume II: The Southern Sky ASP Monograph Publications. 5. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-58381-670-7.
- "RCW 38". ESO.
- "Billions of new neighbours?". www.eso.org. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
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