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G315.4-2.3 RCW 86, MSH 14-63

Notes: Possibly the remnant of the SN of AD185?

Radio: Shell, brightest to the SW.
Optical: Bright, radiative filaments, with some faint Balmer dominated filaments.
X-ray: Partial shell, with thermal and non-thermal emission.
Point sources: Several X-ray sources.
Distance: Possible association with OB stars suggests 2.5 kpc.


Last updated: 23 Jan 2004

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