Trumpler 14 embedded in the Carina Nebula

This colour-composite image of the Carina Nebula, made by the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile, reveals exquisite details in the stars and dust of the region. The open star cluster Trumpler 14, a collection of very bright, young stars within the Carina Nebula, is marked with a red circle.

Several more well known astronomical objects can be seen in this wide field image: to the bottom left of the image is one of the most impressive binary stars in the Universe, Eta Carinae, with the famous Keyhole Nebula just adjacent to the star. A second open star cluster, Collinder 228 is also seen in the image, just below Eta Carinae.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:heic1601b
Type:Collage
Release date:21 January 2016, 16:00
Related releases:heic1601
Size:8408 x 8337 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, Trumpler 14
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula
Distance:7500 light years
Category:Nebulae
Star Clusters

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