Eta Carinae

Eso_eso0817a_500

eso_eso0817a May 27th, 2008

Credit: ESO

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 Hnnes 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).

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0817a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Eta Carinae
Subject - Milky Way
Star » Type » Wolf-Rayet

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (NACO) Infrared (J) -
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (NACO) Infrared (H) -
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (NACO) Infrared (K) -
Eso_eso0817a_1280
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ID
eso0817a
Subject Category
B.3.2.4  
Subject Name
Eta Carinae
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0817a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
NACO, NACO, NACO
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
J, H, K
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
1000.0, 1009.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso0817a
Metadata Date
2011-03-16T15:08:35+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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