Mammoth stars seen by Hubble

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esahubble_heic0822a November 25th, 2008

Credit: NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

The image shows a pair of colossal stars, WR 25 and Tr16-244, located within the open cluster Trumpler 16. This cluster is embedded within the Carina Nebula, an immense cauldron of gas and dust that lies approximately 7500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Carina, the Keel. WR 25 is the brightest, situated near the centre of the image. The neighbouring Tr16-244 is the third brightest, just to the upper left of WR 25. The second brightest, to the left of WR 25, is a low mass star located much closer to the Earth than the Carina Nebula.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0822a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Tr16-244 WR 25
Subject - Milky Way
Star
Star > Type > Wolf-Rayet
Star > Grouping > Cluster > Open
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 44m 10.1s
DEC = -59° 43’ 22.2”
Orientation
North is 39.9° CW
Field of View
3.2 x 3.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Hubble (ACS) Infrared (I) 850.0 nm
Green Hubble (ACS) Optical (V) 550.0 nm
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
heic0822a
Subject Category
B.3   B.3.2.4   B.3.6.4.1  
Subject Name
Tr16-244, WR 25
Credits
NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)
Release Date
2008-11-25T14:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0822a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, V, B
Central Wavelength
850, 550, 435
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
161.04205617, -59.7228336804
Reference Dimension
3854.0, 3990.0
Reference Pixel
1927.0, 1995.0
Scale
-1.39104967857e-05, 1.39104967857e-05
Rotation
-39.879999999999988
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
heic0822a
Metadata Date
2008-11-05T16:32:40+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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