RCW 41 is located in the Vela Molecular Ridge Cloud A
. It contains at least two star clusters and is ionised by [ORA2007] 1
(early B-class binary, SIMBAD gives B0 V) and [ORA2007] 2
(SIMBAD gives the class as O9 V).
Avedisova places RCW 41 in star formation region SFR 270.26+0.80
along with 2 masers and IRAS 09149-4743.
You can see RCW 41 in this infrared MSX image here
Contains the infrared cluster [DBS2003] 36
The infrared source IRAS 09149-4743 is the star cluster [DBS2003] 36 and is located in the Vela Molecular Ridge Cloud A. The hottest star in the central cluster is the early B-class [ORA2007] 1. The main ionising star for RCW 41 is likely [ORA2007] 2, which occurs in a small subcluster separate from the central cluster. The study gives no class for [ORA2007] 2 but notes that it appears to be brighter than [ORA2007] 1 [2
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2. ^ Ortiz, R., Roman-Lopes, A., & Abraham, Z. (2007). "The young stellar
cluster associated with IRAS 09149-4743", Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol.
461, 949-955. [2007A&A...461..949O]