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About this Object

Object Name:

Carina Nebula, NGC 3372

Object Description:

Bright Neubla in the Milky Way Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 10h 44m 58.33s
Dec. -59° 35' 56.05"

Constellation:

Carina

Distance:

Approximately 8,000 light-years (2,500 parsecs).

Dimensions:

This image is roughly 1.2 arcminutes (2.9 light-years or 0.9 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from the pure parallel program HST 9318: S. Casertano (STScI) and J. Frogel (OSU).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

July 4/5, 2002

Exposure Time:

1.6 hours

Filters:

F450W (B), F606W (V), F814W (I)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

November 6, 2003

Orientation/Scale: