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Trumpler 14 embedded in the Carina Nebula

Trumpler 14 embedded in the Carina Nebula

Date: 20 January 2016
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, Trumpler 14
Copyright: ESO

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.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Jul-2024 14:45 UT

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