Interactive: The Carina Nebula in all its Glory...
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a closer look at the images.
labeled image identifies some of the significant features in the
Carina Nebula region. The rectangles outline the details in the
accompanying photographs. Several of the brightest stars are identified
by their catalog numbers (CPD=Cape Observatory Photographic Durchmusterung,
HD, HDE=Henry Draper Catalog), among the hottest, heaviest stars
known. The brighter stars outside of the compact cluster Trumpler
14 belong to another larger cluster, Trumpler 16, which also includes
the peculiar star Eta Carinae. Several of these are multiple systems:
HD 93129 includes three stars. HD 93160 and HD 39161 are a binary
system and HD 93161 is itelf binary.