Eta Carinae and the Keyhole Nebula

Eta Carinae and the Keyhole Nebula, part of the larger Carina Nebula, imaged with the ESO 3.6-metre telescope on La Silla.

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About the Image

Id:eta
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:20
Size:5315 x 5345 px

About the Object

Name:Eta Carinae
Type:• X - Nebulae
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 45 3.72
Position (Dec):-59° 41' 4.30"
Field of view:12.49 x 12.56 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.0° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
435 nm ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Optical
R
555 nm ESO 3.6-metre telescope
Optical
I
675 nm ESO 3.6-metre telescope

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