Eta Carinae Nebula

Eta Carinae Nebula

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Caption: Eta Carinae Nebula. Optical image of the Eta Carinae Nebula (red) in the constellation Carina, the keel. This large gas cloud glows due to ionisation of the hydrogen it contains by radiation from hot stars embedded in it. To the left of the nebula is the dense open star cluster NGC 3532. Directly below the nebula at lower centre is the open cluster IC 2606, which contains the bright blue star Theta Carinae. The Milky Way flows through Carina, accounting for the dense starfields seen in this region. The constellation is near the southern celestial pole, and can be seen all year round for most southern hemisphere observers.

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Keywords: astronomy, carina, cosmology, emission, eta carinae, eta carinae nebula, evolution, gas cloud, ic 2606, milky way, nebula, ngc 3532, night sky, open, optical, science, space, star birth, star clusters, starbirth, stellar formation, theta

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