ESO’s VLT reveals the Carina Nebula's hidden secrets

This broad image of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Many previously hidden features, scattered across a spectacular celestial landscape of gas, dust and young stars, have emerged.

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ESO/T. Preibisch

About the Image

Id:eso1208a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2012. február 8. 12.00
Related releases:eso1208
Size:13092 x 8926 px

About the Object

Név:Carina Nebula, NGC 3372
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 44 6.65
Position (Dec):-59° 33' 49.10"
Field of view:23.24 x 15.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.25 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
H
1.65 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I
Infrared
Ks
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
HAWK-I

 

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