Mystic Mountain

This craggy fantasy mountaintop enshrouded by wispy clouds looks like a bizarre landscape. But it is indeed a pillar of gas and dust, three light-years tall, which is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being assaulted from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks.

Credit:

ESO/A. McLeod

About the Image

Id:eso1639h
Type:Observation
Release date:2 November 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1639
Size:596 x 903 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 44 4.60
Position (Dec):-59° 30' 40.07"
Field of view:1.98 x 3.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
H-Alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
H-Beta
486 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
SII
671 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
NII
658 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
SIII
906 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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