3D Image of Eta Carinae

This is a unique three-dimensional image of the star Eta Carinae, with its twin lobes and equatorial disk of expanding dust and gas.

To see the 3D structure the image must be viewed through colour 3D glasses with the left eye looking through a red filtered lens, and right eye looking through a blue filtered lens.

Credit:

Jon Morse (University of Colorado), Kris Davidson (University of Minnesota), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9623c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 June 1996, 06:00
Size:900 x 900 px

About the Object

Name:Eta Carinae, IRAS 10431-5925
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina

Image Formats

Fullsize Original
1005.2 KB
Large JPEG
317.1 KB
Screensize JPEG
284.3 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):10 45 3.64
Position (Dec):-59° 41' 2.89"
Field of view:0.42 x 0.42 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Near-UV
410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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