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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N. Smith, University of Minnesota/NOAO/AURA/NSF
About the Image
|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|
• Nebulae Images/Videos
|Distance:||7500 light years|
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