The Homunculus Nebula

Photographer
Rafael Compassi and Avani Soares
Email
rafaelcompassi@gmail.com
Location of photo
Canoas - Brazil
Date/Time of photo
18/04/2017
Equipment
C14 Edge HD ASI224MC 1500 of 3000 frames Gamma 90 49ms exposure 149 gain
Description
The Homunculus Nebula is a bipolar emission and reflection nebula surrounding the massive star system Eta Carinae, about 7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs) from Earth. The nebula is embedded within the much larger Carina Nebula, a large star-forming H II region. The Homunculus consists of two lobes, referred to as NW and SE based on their orientation as seen from Earth, each approximately 7" wide by 5" long. There is also a ragged equatorial skirt of material which can be seen faintly in deep images at certain wavelengths. The lobes are mostly hollow with the material strongly concentrated towards the poles.
Website
www.flickr.com/photos/rcompassi
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