Mammoth stars seen by Hubble

The image shows a pair of colossal stars, WR 25 and Tr16-244, located within the open cluster Trumpler 16. This cluster is embedded within the Carina Nebula, an immense cauldron of gas and dust that lies approximately 7500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Carina, the Keel. WR 25 is the brightest, situated near the centre of the image. The neighbouring Tr16-244 is the third brightest, just to the upper left of WR 25. The second brightest, to the left of WR 25, is a low mass star located much closer to the Earth than the Carina Nebula.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

About the Image

Id:heic0822a
Type:Observation
Release date:25 November 2008, 14:00
Related releases:heic0822
Size:3854 x 3990 px

About the Object

Name:Tr16-244, WR 25
Type:• Milky Way : Star
• Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Distance:7500 light years
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 44 10.09
Position (Dec):-59° 43' 22.20"
Field of view:3.22 x 3.33 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 39.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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