The Eta Carinae nebula, NGC 3372

Noirlab_noao-02192_1024

noirlab_noao-02192 June 30th, 2020

Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

The Eta Carinae nebula, NGC3372, also known as the Keyhole Nebula, as seen by the Curtis Schmidt telescope at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory in 1975. We also have an interesting narrow-band emission line image of this nebula. This gaseous bright nebula surrounds the peculiar variable star Eta Carinae, with overlying clouds of dark material, at a distance from Earth of about 9000 light-years. North is at the top.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02192/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Eta Carinae Keyhole NGC 3372
Noirlab_noao-02192_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 41m 1.7s
DEC = -59° 33’ 41.7”
Orientation
North is 178.5° CCW
Field of View
2.0 x 3.0 degrees
Constellation
Carina
Noirlab_noao-02192_1280
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ID
noao-02192
Subject Category
Subject Name
Eta Carinae, Keyhole, NGC 3372
Credits
NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:03
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02192/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
160.257086, -59.56159674
Reference Dimension
1991.0, 2975.0
Reference Pixel
1380.094299, 1307.0672
Scale
-0.001, 0.000993
Rotation
178.516367
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-02192
Metadata Date
2022-09-12T13:27:33.019464
Metadata Version
1.1
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