Region R44 in the Carina Nebula

This image was taken by the MUSE instrument, mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope and shows the region R44 within the Carina Nebula, 7500 light-years away. The massive stars within the star formation region slowly destroy the pillars of dust and gas from which they are born.

Credit:

ESO/A. McLeod

About the Image

Id:eso1639a
Type:Observation
Release date:2 November 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1639
Size:1479 x 588 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 41 44.75
Position (Dec):-59° 43' 34.62"
Field of view:4.93 x 1.96 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
H-Alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
SII
617 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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