January 20, 2012 by yamakashi
Via Scoop.it – Scenario 25 club
Jean-Baptiste Faure The Carina Nebula around the Wolf–Rayet Star WR 22
This image of part of the Carina Nebula was created from images taken through red, green and blue filters with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is centred on the unusual hot massive young star WR 22, a member of the rare class of Wolf–Rayet stars. The field of view is 0.55 x 0.55 degrees, covering a 72 x 72 light-year region at the distance of the nebula.