Hubbles wide view of Mystic Mountain in the infrared

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esahubble_heic1007f April 23rd, 2010

Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope near-infrared image of a pillar of gas and dust, three light-years tall, that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby stars in the tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina. The image marks the 20th anniversary of Hubble's launch and deployment into an orbit around Earth. The image reveals a myriad of stars behind the gaseous veil of the nebulas wall of hydrogen, laced with dust. The foreground pillar becomes semi-transparent because infrared light from background stars penetrates through much of the dust. A few stars inside the pillar also become visible. The false colours are assigned to three different infrared wavelength ranges. Hubbles Wide Field Camera 3 observed the pillar in February/March 2010.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1007f/

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 HH 901 HH 902
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula
Nebula > Type > Jet
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 44m 6.0s
DEC = -59° 30’ 3.5”
Orientation
North is 165.4° CCW
Field of View
3.5 x 3.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (Feii) 1.3 µm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (Pa-beta) 1.3 µm
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (Feii) 1.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
heic1007f
Subject Category
B.4   B.4.1.5  
Subject Name
Carina Nebula, HH 901, HH 902
Credits
NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)
Release Date
2010-04-23T10:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1007f/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Feii, Pa-beta, Feii
Central Wavelength
1260, 1280, 1640
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
161.02486954, -59.5009622222
Reference Dimension
1637.0, 1449.0
Reference Pixel
818.5, 724.5
Scale
-3.57307920192e-05, 3.57307920192e-05
Rotation
165.41999999999982
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
heic1007f
Metadata Date
2017-07-13T21:55:38.834143
Metadata Version
1.1
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