nov 102013
 
Anne's Image of Day: The South Pillar Region of the Carina Nebula

November 10, 2013 The South Pillar Region of the Carina Nebula Image Credit: NASA, SSC, JPL, Caltech, Nathan Smith (Univ. of Colorado), et al. This image shows the South Pillar region of the expansive emission nebula known as the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), located between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius [continue reading]

sep 252013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Open Cluster Trumpler 16

September 25, 2013 Trumpler 16, an open cluster within the Carina Nebula Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain) Trumpler 16 is an open star cluster within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372 or the Eta Carinae Nebula), located about 7,500 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation [continue reading]

jul 102013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Carina Nebula

July 10, 2013 The Carina Nebula, a large, bright emission nebula Image Credit: ESO The Carina Nebula (also known as NGC 3372, the Great Nebula in Carina and the Eta Carinae Nebula) is a large, bright emission nebula of about 260 light-years across, located roughly 7,500 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of [continue reading]

jul 052013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula Henize 2-47

July 5, 2013 Henize 2-47, a planetary nebula in Carina Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Henize 2-47 (He(n) 2-47 for short and nicknamed the Starfish Nebula because of its shape) is a young bipolar planetary nebula of barely a quarter of light-year across located within our Milky Way Galaxy, about [continue reading]

mrt 142013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Mystic Mountain

March 14, 2013 Mystic Mountain, a star-forming region inside the Carina Nebula Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI) Mystic Mountain is a turbulent star-forming region of three light-years tall inside the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of our Milky Way, roughly 7,500 light-years from [continue reading]