Eta Carinae and the Keyhole Nebula

Eta Carinae and the Keyhole Nebula, part of the larger Carina Nebula, imaged with the ESO 3.6-metre telescope on La Silla.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eta
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:20
Size:5315 x 5345 px

About the Object

Name:Eta Carinae
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 45 3.72
Position (Dec):-59° 41' 4.30"
Field of view:12.49 x 12.56 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
435 nmESO 3.6-metre telescope
Optical
R
555 nmESO 3.6-metre telescope
Optical
I
675 nmESO 3.6-metre telescope

 

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