The magnificent Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula, located in the Carina constellation, lights up in a bright red of this image taken at ESO's La Silla Observatory. The Carina Nebula is home to a the Eta Carinae star system, stars with a combined luminosity five million times higher than the Sun.

Credit:

Zdeněk Bardon/ESO

About the Image

Id:etacarinae-ch17-bardon-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:13 September 2017, 10:26
Size:2860 x 1906 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula, NGC 3372
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distance:10000 light years
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae
Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 57 3.27
Position (Dec):-60° 48' 28.60"
Field of view:1392.79 x 928.20 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 29.0° left of vertical

 

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