The Carina Nebula around the Wolf–Rayet star WR 22

This image of part of the Carina Nebula was created from images taken through red, green and blue filters with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is centred on the unusual hot massive young star WR 22, a member of the rare class of Wolf–Rayet stars. The field of view is 0.55 x 0.55 degrees, covering a 72 x 72 light-year region at the distance of the nebula.

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ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1031a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:28 juli 2010 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1031
Grootte:8395 x 8261 px

Over het object

Naam:Carina Nebula, Eta Carinae, WR 22
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Afstand:7500 lichtjaren
Constellation:Carina
Categorie:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 41 27.53
Position (Dec):-59° 40' 16.81"
Field of view:33.29 x 32.77 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

 

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