Ground-Based Image of Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)

Ground-Based Image of Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)

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News release ID: STScI-2003-31
Release Date: Nov 6, 2003
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This image shows the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), combining the light from 3 different filters tracing emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulfur (red). The color is also representative of the temperature in the ionized gas: blue is relatively hot and red is cooler. This image was taken at the Curtis Schmidt telescope at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory.

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Credit: N. Smith, University of Minnesota/NOAO/AURA/NSF