Ground-Based Image of Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)

This image shows the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), combining the light from 3 different filters tracing emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulfur (red). The colour is also representative of the temperature in the ionized gas: blue is relatively hot and red is cooler. This image was taken at the Curtis Schmidt telescope at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory.

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Credit:

N. Smith, University of Minnesota/NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0331c
Type:Observation
Release date:6 November 2003, 15:00
Size:400 x 663 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula, Keyhole Nebula, NGC 3372
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:7500 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
OIII
Other
Optical
H-alpha
Other
Optical
SII
Other

Image Formats

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