The Gum 29 nebula

Marked in the image is a double stellar system. The two stars have masses of 82 and 83 times that of our Sun and rotate around each other in approximately 3.7 days. They are amongst the most massive stars known to astronomers.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0837b
Type:Observation
Release date:21 October 2008
Related releases:eso0837
Size:1060 x 1105 px

About the Object

Name:Gum 29
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distance:25000 light years
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 24 14.63
Position (Dec):-57° 46' 58.42"
Field of view:4.21 x 4.39 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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