The Eta Carinae nebula, NGC3372

[Eta Carinae]

About this image

A raw image of Eta Carinae obtained with the Gemini South mid-infrared imager T-ReCS at a wavelength of 12.8 microns. The image was obtained with the Gemini secondary mirror chopping, but without the telescope nodding. The same image is displayed linearly on the left and on the right at two different stretches, and is clipped to eliminate structure below that shown in the source. The left-hand version emphasizes the bright inner structure, whereas the right-hand version shows the outer structure, nearly three orders of magnitude fainter than the core region.

See the September 2003 NOAO Newsletter (currently only available in PDF format).

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