The expansion of Eta Carinae debris

Esahubble_opo9623a_1024

esahubble_opo9623a June 10th, 1996

Credit: Jon Morse (University of Colorado), and NASA/ESA

A huge, billowing pair of gas and dust clouds are captured in this stunning Hubble Space Telescope image of the supermassive star Eta Carinae.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9623a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, 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
Esahubble_opo9623a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 45m 3.6s
DEC = -59° 41’ 2.9”
Orientation
North is 0.8° CW
Field of View
0.4 x 0.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (R) 658.0 nm
Hubble (WFPC2) Ultraviolet (Near-UV) 410.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Esahubble_opo9623a_1280
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ID
opo9623a
Subject Category
B.3.2.4  
Subject Name
Eta Carinae
Credits
Jon Morse (University of Colorado), and NASA/ESA
Release Date
1996-06-10T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9623a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Band
Optical, Ultraviolet
Bandpass
R, Near-UV
Central Wavelength
658, 410
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
161.265152109, -59.6841363257
Reference Dimension
900.0, 900.0
Reference Pixel
450.0, 450.0
Scale
-7.8058691222e-06, 7.8058691222e-06
Rotation
-0.80000000000000049
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
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9623a
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:46:36+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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