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Panoramic view of the WR 22 and Eta Carinae regions of the Carina Nebula*

This spectacular panoramic view combines a new image of the field around the Wolf–Rayet star WR 22 in the Carina Nebula (right) with an earlier picture of the region around the unique star Eta Carinae in the heart of the nebula (left). The picture was created from images taken with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

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About the Image

Id:eso1031b
Language:en-ie
Type:Observation
Release date:28 June 2013, 14:00
Related releases:eso1031
Size:14576 x 7100 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula, Eta Carinae, NGC 3372, WR 22
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 45 3.63
Position (Dec):-59° 41' 4.63"
Field of view:57.84 x 28.17 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical
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BandTelescope
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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