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February 3, 2000 01:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-06

Light and Shadow in the Carina Nebula

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About this Object 
Object Name: Keyhole Nebula • Carina Nebula (Detail)
Object Description: Bright Neubla in the Milky Way Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m 46s
Dec. -59° 38' 56''
Constellation: Carina
Distance: The distance to the Keyhole Nebula is 2500 pc (~8000 ly).

The image is 3.8 arcminutes (roughly 9 ly) along the horizontal side.

About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date: April 18, 1999
Exposure Time: 1.7 hours
Filters: F439W (B), F502N ([O III]), F555W (V),
F656N (H-alpha), F673N ([S II]), F814W (I)
Principal Astronomers: N. Walborn (STScI), R. Barbá (La Plata Observatory, Argentina), and A. Caulet (France).

K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, J. English, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay (Hubble Heritage Team), A. Kinney (NASA).

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
Release Date: February 3, 2000 1:00 a.m. EST
Orientation: North is down, East is to the right of the image.