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Supernova RCW103
Observation data (Epoch ?)
Supernova type II
Remnant type Shell
Host galaxy Milky Way
Constellation Norma
Right ascension 16h17m30s
Declination -52° 02′
Galactic coordinates G.332.42-00.36
Discovery date 1974
Distance 3.1-3.3 kpc

RCW103 is a supernova remnant with right ascension 16h17m30s and declination -52° 02′. It is approximately 2000 years old and contains x-ray source 1E 161348-5055 at its heart. It is 10,000 light years away in the constellation Norma (constellation).

External links

  • Supernova Leaves Behind Mysterious Object (SpaceDaily)
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