The Eta Carinae nebula, NGC 3372

The Eta Carinae nebula, NGC3372, also known as the Keyhole Nebula, as seen by the Curtis Schmidt telescope at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory in 1975. We also have an interesting narrow-band emission line image of this nebula. This gaseous bright nebula surrounds the peculiar variable star Eta Carinae, with overlying clouds of dark material, at a distance from Earth of about 9000 light-years. North is at the top.

Credit:

NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-02192
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:1991 x 2975 px

About the Object

Name:Eta Carinae, Keyhole, NGC 3372
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae

Image Formats

Large JPEG
2.8 MB
Screensize JPEG
901.5 KB

Zoomable


Wallpapers

1024x768
474.2 KB
1280x1024
744.0 KB
1600x1200
1.0 MB
1920x1200
1.2 MB
2048x1536
1.4 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):10 41 1.70
Position (Dec):-59° 33' 41.75"
Field of view:119.46 x 177.25 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 178.5° left of vertical