The Carina Nebula in infrared light

This spectacular image of the Carina nebula reveals the dynamic cloud of interstellar matter and thinly spread gas and dust as never before. The massive stars in the interior of this cosmic bubble emit intense radiation that causes the surrounding gas to glow. By contrast, other regions of the nebula contain dark pillars of dust cloaking newborn stars.

Credit:

ESO/J. Emerson/M. Irwin/J. Lewis

About the Image

Id:eso1828a
Type:Observation
Release date:29 August 2018, 13:00
Related releases:eso1828
Size:11800 x 12608 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 45 15.91
Position (Dec):-59° 49' 28.98"
Field of view:67.05 x 71.64 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

 

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