Mosaic of Carina Nebula Region

Stsci_2003-31b_1024

stsci_2003-31b November 6th, 2003

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

A 2003 Hubble Space Telescope image of Carina Nebula, NGC 3372.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2003/news-2003-31

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

Image Use Policy: http://hubblesite.org/copyright/

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Carina Nebula NGC 3372
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Emission

Distance

Universescale1
8,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 44m 58.5s
DEC = -59° 35’ 58.7”
Orientation
North is 173.6° CW
Field of View
2.5 x 2.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (B) 450.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
2003-31b
Subject Category
B.4.2.1  
Subject Name
Carina Nebula, NGC 3372
Credits
NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date
2003-11-06T00:00:00
Lightyears
8,000
Redshift
8,000
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2003/news-2003-31
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Distance in lightyears
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, I
Central Wavelength
450, 606, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
161.24359606722, -59.59964275806
Reference Dimension
1500.00, 1479.00
Reference Pixel
710.74059628809, 736.08516840914
Scale
-0.00002754742, 0.00002754742
Rotation
-173.61839498670
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.2 revision 218+ by the Chandra X-ray Center FITS X FITS Y EPO X EPO Y 919.53 1250.53 595.72 353.02 1024.47 371.49 587.98 1246.16 979.48 413.80 631.62 1197.70 907.79 459.27 695.91 1141.32 799.98 335.95 820.04 1252.19 693.76 258.60 935.99 1315.94 Center Pixel Coordinates: 750.00 161.24572461019 739.50 -59.59962567347
Creator (Curator)
STScI
URL
http://hubblesite.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
3700 San Martin Drive
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
USA
Rights
http://hubblesite.org/copyright/
Publisher
STScI
Publisher ID
stsci
Resource ID
STSCI-H-p0331b-f-1500x1479.tif
Resource URL
https://mast.stsci.edu/api/latest/Download/file?uri=mast:OPO/product/STSCI-H-p0331b-f-1500x1479.tif
Related Resources
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2003/31
Metadata Date
2022-07-06T00:00:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
8,000 light years