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June 10, 1996 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1996-23

Doomed Star Eta Carinae

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Eta Carinae
Object Description: Planetary Nebula
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 45m 03.59s
Dec. -59° 41' 0.4.3"
Constellation: Carina
Distance: 10,000 light-years (3,100 parsecs)
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): September 1995
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and J. Morse (University of Colorado)
Release Date: June 10, 1996