Carina Nebula (ground-based image)

Esahubble_opo1212e_1024

esahubble_opo1212e February 20th, 2012

Credit: NOAO, AURA, NSF, and N. Smith (University of Arizona)

This image shows a giant star-forming region in the southern sky known as the Carina Nebula and combines the light from three different filters, which traces emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulfur (red). The colour is also representative of the temperature in the ionized gas: blue is relatively hot and red is cooler. The picture is a composite of several exposures made in February 2000 with the Curtis Schmidt telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1212e/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Eta Carinae
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
Esahubble_opo1212e_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 44m 35.4s
DEC = -59° 57’ 48.2”
Orientation
North is 0.8° CCW
Field of View
33.9 x 51.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red CTIO (Other) Optical (SII) -
Green CTIO (Other) Optical (H-alpha) -
Blue CTIO (Other) Optical (OIII) -
Esahubble_opo1212e_1280
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ID
opo1212e
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Eta Carinae
Credits
NOAO, AURA, NSF, and N. Smith (University of Arizona)
Release Date
2012-02-20T13:21:09
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1212e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
CTIO, CTIO, CTIO
Instrument
Other, Other, Other
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
SII, H-alpha, OIII
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
161.147444571, -59.9634011966
Reference Dimension
877.0, 1330.0
Reference Pixel
438.5, 665.0
Scale
-0.000643360191271, 0.000643360191271
Rotation
0.83999999999999941
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo1212e
Metadata Date
2019-10-07T11:41:37.733751
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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