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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Credit:

ESO/T. Preibisch

About the Image

Id:eso1208a
Language:en-ie
Type:Observation
Release date:8 February 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1208
Size:13092 x 8926 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula, NGC 3372
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina

Mounted Image

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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
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Colours & filters

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

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