Carina Nebula Western Wall (without adaptive optics)

A 50-trillion-km (33-trillion-mile, or 5 light-year) long section of the western wall in the Carina Nebula, observed without adaptive optics.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Acknowledgment: 

PI: Patrick Hartigan (Rice University)

Image processing: Patrick Hartigan (Rice University), Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin

About the Image

Id:noirlab2025d
Type:Observation
Release date:Oct. 5, 2020, 6 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2025
Size:2954 x 1576 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula
Constellation:Carina
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 43 30.60
Position (Dec):-59° 35' 19.89"
Field of view:2.88 x 1.54 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Br γ
2.168 μmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
NEWFIRM
Infrared
H2
2.132 μmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
NEWFIRM