Eta Carinae

This new image of the luminous blue variable Eta Carinae was taken with the NACO near-infrared adaptive optics instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope, yielding an incredible amount of detail. The images clearly shows a bipolar structure as well as the jets coming out from the central star. The image was obtained by the Paranal Science team and processed by Yuri Beletsky (ESO) and Hännes Heyer (ESO). It is based on data obtained through broad (J, H, and K; 90 second exposure time per filters) and narrow-bands (1.64, 2.12, and 2.17 microns; probing iron, molecular and atomic hydrogen, respectively; 4 min per filter).

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Om bildet

ID:eso0817a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:27. mai 2008
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1637, eso0817
Størrelse:1000 x 1009 px

Om objektet

Navn:Eta Carinae
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Avstand:7500 lysår
Kategori:Stars

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Farger og filtre

BåndTeleskop
Infrarødt
J
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarødt
H
Very Large Telescope
NACO
Infrarødt
K
Very Large Telescope
NACO

 

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