Wide-Field View of AG Carinae

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esahubble_heic2105b April 23rd, 2021

Credit: ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey 2.Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

Pictured here is the region of the sky around the star AG Carinae, which is positioned in the centre of the image. The giant star is featured in the latest Hubble Space Telescope anniversary image, and is waging a tug-of-war between gravity and radiation to avoid self destruction. AG Carinae is surrounded by an expanding shell of gas and dust. The nebula is about five light-years wide, which equals the distance from here to our nearert star, Alpha Centauri.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/heic2105b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Baltimore, MD, United States

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
AG Carinae
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Type > Wolf-Rayet
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 56m 11.2s
DEC = -60° 26’ 53.8”
Orientation
North is 1.9° CCW
Field of View
3.7 x 2.8 degrees
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Cyan DSS2 (None) Optical (R) 649.0 nm
Orange DSS2 (None) Optical (I) 825.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Cyan
Orange
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ID
heic2105b
Subject Category
B.3.2.4  
Subject Name
AG Carinae
Credits
ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey 2.Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2021-04-23T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/heic2105b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, I
Central Wavelength
649, 825
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
164.0467339030007, -60.448275345538576
Reference Dimension
13208.0, 9991.0
Reference Pixel
6604.0, 4995.5
Scale
-0.0002801446607486585, 0.0002801446607486585
Rotation
1.9200000000000008
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
ESA Office, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
United States
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic2105b
Metadata Date
2021-04-18T10:58:51+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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