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

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1031a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:28 juillet 2010 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1031
Taille:8395 x 8261 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Carina Nebula, Eta Carinae, WR 22
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Distance:7500 années lumière
Constellation:Carina
Catégorie: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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