Hubble image of NGC 3324

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esahubble_opo0834a October 2nd, 2008

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Located in the Southern Hemisphere, NGC 3324 is at the northwest corner of the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), home of the Keyhole Nebula and the active, outbursting star Eta Carinae. The entire Carina Nebula complex is located at a distance of roughly 7,200 light-years, and lies in the constellation Carina. This image is a composite of data taken with two of Hubble's science instruments. Data taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) in 2006 isolated light emitted by hydrogen. More recent data, taken in 2008 with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), isolated light emitted by sulfur and oxygen gas. To create a color composite, the data from the sulfur filter are represented by red, from the oxygen filter by blue, and from the hydrogen filter by green.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0834a/

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 3324
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 36m 56.6s
DEC = -58° 38’ 12.7”
Orientation
North is 100.0° CW
Field of View
6.4 x 2.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (Sii) 673.0 nm
Green Hubble (ACS) Optical (H-alpha + Nii) 658.0 nm
Blue Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (Oiii) 502.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
opo0834a
Subject Category
B.3.6.4  
Subject Name
Carina Nebula, NGC 3324
Credits
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date
2008-10-02T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0834a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, ACS, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Sii, H-alpha + Nii, Oiii
Central Wavelength
673, 658, 502
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
159.2358636, -58.6368735
Reference Dimension
7757.0, 3041.0
Reference Pixel
3879.5, 1521.5
Scale
-1.3823e-05, 1.3823032e-05
Rotation
-99.95
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
opo0834a
Metadata Date
2019-10-07T11:40:32.028246
Metadata Version
1.1
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