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G320.4-1.2 MSH 15-52, RCW 89

Notes: Has been suggested as the remnant of the SN of AD185?

Radio: Ragged shell.
Optical: RCW 89 is the Halpha emitting region to the NW.
X-ray: Partial shell, central nebula and pulsar and possible `jet'.
Point sources: Radio and X-ray pulsar, with wind nebula.
Distance: HI absorption indicates 5.2 kpc.


Last updated: 11 Jan 2004

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