The Carina Nebula around the Wolf–Rayet star WR 22

This image of part of the Carina Nebula was created from images taken through red, green and blue filters with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is centred on the unusual hot massive young star WR 22, a member of the rare class of Wolf–Rayet stars. The field of view is 0.55 x 0.55 degrees, covering a 72 x 72 light-year region at the distance of the nebula.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1031a
Type:Observation
Release date:28 July 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1031
Size:8395 x 8261 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula, Eta Carinae, WR 22
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 41 27.53
Position (Dec):-59° 40' 16.81"
Field of view:33.29 x 32.77 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
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MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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