The Carina Nebula around the Wolfâ€“Rayet star WR 22
July 29, 2010
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 centered 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.
Topics: Wolf-Rayet star, Carina constellation, Carina Nebula, ESO's La Silla Observatory, Chile, Wolf-Rayet nebula, Helix Nebula, Planetary nebulae, La Silla Observatory, European Southern Observatory