The Carina Nebula imaged by the VLT Survey Telescope

The spectacular star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured in great detail by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. This picture was taken with the help of Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile, during his visit to the observatory on 5 June 2012 and released on the occasion of the new telescope’s inauguration in Naples on 6 December 2012.

Credit:

ESO. Acknowledgement: VPHAS+ Consortium/Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

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About the Image

Id:eso1250a
Language:en-gb
Type:Observation
Release date:6 December 2012, 16:00
Related releases:eso1250
Size:17383 x 18656 px

About the Object

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

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