The Immediate Surroundings of Eta Carinae

The mushroom-shaped clouds, known as the Homunculus Nebula, that surround the massive star Eta Carinae (Credit: NASA/ESA HST). To the right is an image obtained with the VLT NACO adaptive-optics camera that reveals the structure of the star's immediate surroundings. The central region displays a complex morphology of luminous objects.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0336a
Type:Observation
Release date:18 November 2003
Related releases:eso0336
Size:1098 x 602 px

About the Object

Name:Eta Carinae
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Distance:7500 light years

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BandTelescope
Infrared
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Very Large Telescope
NACO
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