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Submitted by Kevin Jardine on 24 June, 2007 - 19:54

Hover your mouse over each blue dot for the name of the object, or click on the dot for a detail page. This map was created using the all-sky hydrogen-alpha map produced by Douglas Finkbeiner from data collected by the WHAM, VTSS and SHASSA hydrogen-alpha surveys.

The brightest part of the Centaurus region is the diffuse nebula (including RCW 83 and RCW 85) surrounding the OB association Centaurus OB1, which contains at its core the star cluster Stock 16 associated with RCW 75. There is some evidence (by no means conclusive) that much of the rest of this region is part of a spur of the Carina Arc (the Centaurus Spur) that branches off towards the inner galaxy.

RCW 86
RCW 87
RCW 84
RCW 79
RCW 63
RCW 72
RCW 70
RCW 83
RCW 78
RCW 69
RCW 88
RCW 68
RCW 82
RCW 85
RCW 75
RCW 74
RCW 80
RCW 65
RCW 66
RCW 89
RCW 64
RCW 67
RCW 71
RCW 77
RCW 81
RCW 73
RCW 76