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News Release 490 of 967

November 6, 2003 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-31

Hubble Photographs Turbulent Neighborhood Near Eruptive Star

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372
Object Description: Bright Neubla in the Milky Way Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 44m 58s.33
Dec. -59° 35' 56".05
Constellation: Carina
Distance: Approximately 8,000 light-years (2,500 parsecs).
Dimensions: This image is roughly 1.2 arcminutes (2.9 light-years or 0.9 parsecs) wide.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the pure parallel program HST 9318: S. Casertano (STScI) and J. Frogel (OSU).
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): July 4-5, 2002
Exposure Time: 1.6 hours
Filters: F450W(B), F606W(V), F814W(I)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: November 6, 2003
Orientation: Stellar Winds and Radiation From Eruptive Star Eta Carinae Sculpt Gas and Dust