3D Image of Eta Carinae

Esahubble_opo9623c_1024

esahubble_opo9623c July 1st, 2019

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

This is a unique three-dimensional image of the star Eta Carinae, with its twin lobes and equatorial disk of expanding dust and gas. To see the 3D structure the image must be viewed through colour 3D glasses with the left eye looking through a red filtered lens, and right eye looking through a blue filtered lens.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/opo9623c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Baltimore, MD, United States

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Eta Carinae IRAS 10431-5925
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Type > Wolf-Rayet
Esahubble_opo9623c_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
Magenta Hubble (WFPC2) Ultraviolet (Near-UV) 410.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Magenta
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ID
opo9623c
Subject Category
B.3.2.4  
Subject Name
Eta Carinae, IRAS 10431-5925
Credits
Jon Morse (University of Colorado), Kris Davidson (University of Minnesota), and NASA/ESA
Release Date
2019-07-01T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/opo9623c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2
Color Assignment
Magenta
Band
Ultraviolet
Bandpass
Near-UV
Central Wavelength
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
https://esahubble.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
ESA Office, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
United States
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9623c
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:46:38+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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