Mounted image 124: Panoramic view of the Carina Nebula

A spectacular image from ESO’s Wide Field Imager instrument on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory shows a part of the Carina Nebula. The image reveals exquisite details in the stars and dust of the region. Several well known astronomical objects can be seen in this wide field image: to the bottom left of the image is one of the most impressive binary stars in the Milky Way, Eta Carinae, with the famous Keyhole Nebula just adjacent to the star.



About the Mounted Image

Release date:23 March 2011, 15:50
Dimensions:80 cm (W) x 39 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
Related archive image:eso1031b