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Contains:  eta Car nebula, NGC 3372
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Eta Carinae - APOD - 27/12/2018, 


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Eta Carinae - APOD - 27/12/2018

Eta Carinae - APOD - 27/12/2018

Technical card

Resolution: 3999x2828

Dates:March 11, 2018

Frames: 300x60"

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.46% job: 2465590

RA center: 10h 44' 52"

DEC center: -59° 42' 3"

Pixel scale: 0.985 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 99.737 degrees

Field radius: 0.670

Data source: Backyard


Explanation: A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to the unaided eye, though at a distance of 7,500 light-years it is some 5 times farther away. This gorgeous telescopic close-up reveals remarkable details of the region's central glowing filaments of interstellar gas and obscuring cosmic dust clouds. The field of view is over 50 light-years across. The Carina Nebula is home to young, extremely massive stars, including the stars of open cluster Trumpler 14 (above and left of center) and the still enigmatic variable Eta Carinae, a star with well over 100 times the mass of the Sun. Eta Carinae is the brightest star, centered here just below the dusty Keyhole Nebula (NGC 3324). While Eta Carinae itself maybe on the verge of a supernova explosion, X-ray images indicate that the Great Carina Nebula has been a veritable supernova factory.
Source: APOD



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Eta Carinae - APOD - 27/12/2018, 


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