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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Om bildet

ID:eso1031a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:28. juli 2010 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1031
Størrelse:8395 x 8261 px

Om objektet

Navn:Carina Nebula, Eta Carinae, WR 22
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Avstand:7500 lysår
Constellation:Carina
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):10 41 27.53
Position (Dec):-59° 40' 16.81"
Field of view:33.29 x 32.77 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 1.6° til høyre for vertikalen

 

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