Homunculus Nebula (Carina Nebula)

Homunculus Nebula (Carina Nebula)
The Carina Nebula (catalogued as NGC 3372; also known as the Grand Nebula, Great Nebula in Carina, or Eta Carinae Nebula) is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula is approximately 8,500 light-years (2,600 pc) from Earth. The Homunculus Nebula, that resides in NGC 3373, is a bipolar emission and reflection nebula surrounding the massive star system Eta Carinae, about 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) from Earth. From the Latin homunculus meaning Little Man, the nebula consists of gas which was ejected from Eta Carinae in 1841.[3] It also contains dust which absorbs much of the light from the extremely luminous central stellar system and re-radiates it as infra-red (IR). It is the brightest object in the sky at mid-IR wavelengths.[4]
Author
Joe Fonseca
Telescope
AUS-2
Camera
Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Location
Australia
Date of observation
4/12/2020
Filters
Luminescence, H alpha, SII, OIII
Processing
Nebulosity 4, Photoshop
Credits
Joe Fonseca, Telescope Live, Wikipedia for description.
Submitted on Tue, 04/14/2020 - 23:20