Wide-Field View of AG Carinae

Pictured here is the region of the sky around the star AG Carinae, which is positioned in the centre of the image. 

The giant star is featured in the latest Hubble Space Telescope anniversary image, and is waging a tug-of-war between gravity and radiation to avoid self destruction. AG Carinae is surrounded by an expanding shell of gas and dust. The nebula is about five light-years wide, which equals the distance from here to our nearert star, Alpha Centauri.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey 2.
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:heic2105b
Type:Observation
Release date:23 April 2021, 15:00
Related releases:heic2105
Size:13208 x 9991 px

About the Object

Name:AG Carinae
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Constellation:Carina
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 56 11.22
Position (Dec):-60° 26' 53.79"
Field of view:222.01 x 167.94 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.9° left of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
649 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
825 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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