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About this Object

Object Name:

Keyhole Nebula • Carina Nebula (Detail)

Object Description:

Bright Neubla in the Milky Way Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 10h 44m 46s
Dec. -59 38´ 56´´

Constellation:

Carina

Distance:

The distance to the Keyhole Nebula is 2500 pc (~8000 ly).

Dimensions:

The image is 3.8 arcminutes (roughly 9 ly) along the horizontal side.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

April 18, 1999

Exposure Time:

1.7 hours

Filters:

F439W (B), F502N ([O III]), F555W (V),
F656N (H-alpha), F673N ([S II]), F814W (I)

Colors:

Chromatically Ordered

Principal Astronomers:

N. Walborn (STScI), R. Barbá (La Plata Observatory, Argentina), and A. Caulet (France).

K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, J. English, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay (Hubble Heritage Team), A. Kinney (NASA).

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

February 3, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EST)

Orientation/Scale:

North is down, East is to the right of the image.