DSS image

A wide-field image of the area of the sky where the mystery of the Milky Way’s super-efficient particle accelerators was solved by studying the ancient RCW 86 supernova remnant.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso0923c
Type:Observation
Release date:25 June 2009
Related releases:eso0923
Size:14273 x 15899 px

About the Object

Name:RCW 86
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae
Distance:8000 light years
Constellation:Centaurus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 40 28.94
Position (Dec):-62° 38' 42.42"

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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