Carina Nebula Western Wall (without adaptive optics)

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noirlab_noirlab2025d October 5th, 2020

Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAAcknowledgment:  PI: Patrick Hartigan (Rice University) Image processing: Patrick Hartigan (Rice University), Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin

A 50-trillion-km (33-trillion-mile, or 5 light-year) long section of the western wall in the Carina Nebula, observed without adaptive optics.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2025d/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Carina Nebula
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 43m 30.6s
DEC = -59° 35’ 19.9”
Orientation
North is 90.0° CW
Field of View
2.9 x 1.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange Blanco-4m (NEWFIRM) Infrared (H2) 2.1 µm
Cyan Blanco-4m (NEWFIRM) Infrared (Br γ) 2.2 µm
Spectrum_base
Orange
Cyan
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ID
noirlab2025d
Subject Category
Subject Name
Carina Nebula
Credits
International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAAcknowledgment:  PI: Patrick Hartigan (Rice University) Image processing: Patrick Hartigan (Rice University), Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin
Release Date
2020-10-05T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2025d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
NEWFIRM, NEWFIRM
Color Assignment
Orange, Cyan
Band
Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
H2, Br γ
Central Wavelength
2132, 2168
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
160.877509173, -59.5888581524
Reference Dimension
2954.0, 1576.0
Reference Pixel
1477.0, 788.0
Scale
-1.62540435041e-05, 1.62540435041e-05
Rotation
-89.980000000000075
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
noirlab2025d
Metadata Date
2020-09-24T21:38:20+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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