Wide-field image showing the region of WR 25 and Tr16-244

WR 25 and Tr16-244, at the bottom of the image, are 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. At the top of the image, a peculiar nebula with the shape of a "defiant" finger points towards WR25 and Tr16-244.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic0822b
Type:Observation
Release date:25 November 2008, 14:00
Related releases:heic0822
Size:3857 x 8630 px

About the Object

Name:Tr16-244, WR 25
Type:• Milky Way : Star
• Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:7500 light years

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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