The Carina Nebula in infrared light

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eso_eso1828a August 29th, 2018

Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/M. Irwin/J. Lewis

This spectacular image of the Carina nebula reveals the dynamic cloud of interstellar matter and thinly spread gas and dust as never before. The massive stars in the interior of this cosmic bubble emit intense radiation that causes the surrounding gas to glow. By contrast, other regions of the nebula contain dark pillars of dust cloaking newborn stars.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1828a/

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
Carina Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Emission > H II Region
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 45m 15.9s
DEC = -59° 49’ 29.0”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CW
Field of View
1.1 x 1.2 degrees
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VIRCAM) Optical (Z) 880.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VIRCAM) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Arrow_left_red Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VIRCAM) Infrared (Ks) 2.2 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1828a
Subject Category
B.4.2.1.1  
Subject Name
Carina Nebula
Credits
ESO/J. Emerson/M. Irwin/J. Lewis
Release Date
2018-08-29T13:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1828a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Instrument
VIRCAM, VIRCAM, VIRCAM
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Z, J, Ks
Central Wavelength
880, 1250, 2150
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
161.316311638, -59.8247155086
Reference Dimension
11800.0, 12608.0
Reference Pixel
5900.0, 6304.0
Scale
-9.47069693308e-05, 9.47069693308e-05
Rotation
-0.1
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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
eso1828a
Metadata Date
2018-07-26T15:51:49+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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