Wednesday, January 21, 2009

NGC3372 by Caesar Lockhart

The Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, or NGC 3372) is a large bright nebula that surrounds several open clusters of stars. Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It is located in the constellation of Carina. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars. This nebula is one of the largest H II regions in the Milky Way. It has a visual magnitude of 1.0. <READ WIKI HERE>

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