The Carina Nebula from the ground

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esahubble_heic0707g April 24th, 2007

Credit: N. Smith and NOAO/AURA/NSF

This image shows a ground-based view of the giant star-forming region in the southern sky known as the Carina Nebula, combining the light from three different filters tracing emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulphur (red). The colour is also representative of the temperature in the ionised gas: blue is relatively hot and red is cooler. The Carina Nebula is a good example of how very massive stars rip apart the molecular clouds that give birth to them. The bright star near the centre of the image is eta Carinae, one of the most massive and luminous stars known.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0707g/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Carina Nebula NGC 3372
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 44m 4.1s
DEC = -59° 36’ 44.4”
Orientation
North is 90.8° CCW
Field of View
2.2 x 1.3 degrees
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Other (None) Optical -
Green Other (None) Optical -
Blue Other (None) Optical -
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ID
heic0707g
Subject Category
B.4  
Subject Name
Carina Nebula, NGC 3372
Credits
N. Smith and NOAO/AURA/NSF
Release Date
2007-04-24T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0707g/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Other, Other, Other
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
161.016897074, -59.6123251898
Reference Dimension
3426.0, 2013.0
Reference Pixel
1713.0, 1006.5
Scale
-0.000644038933281, 0.000644038933281
Rotation
90.760000000000019
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0707g
Metadata Date
2007-04-18T15:23:05+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.