Eta Carinae nebula


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Eta Carinae nebula

(NGC 3372) A large complex of dust and glowing gas in the southern Milky Way. The nebulosity is an extended H II region in which there are clusters of young stars. Dark lanes of cool dust divide the nebula into islands of glowing gas. One of these dark and irregular dust lanes is known as the Keyhole, which is used to identify the bright emission Keyhole nebula in which the object Eta Carinae is situated.
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Our 5-inch scope seemed to perform like an 8 under such dark and steady skies, enabling us to trace out structural detail in the extremities of must-see targets like 30 Doradus, the Tarantula Nebula, and NGC 3372, the Eta Carinae Nebula.
But here's the truth: if you were looking out of a starship's window in the midst of the Eta Carinae Nebula, it would look not like its dazzling Hubble panorama but about as it looks in a richest-field telescope under a rural sky.
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The far-southern Milky Way contains some very famous and spectacular objects, including the Southern Cross, the Coalsack, the Jewel Box Cluster (NGC 4755), and the incomparable Eta Carinae Nebula (NGC 3372).
The Eta Carinae Nebula (NGC 3372) is a massive starbirth region in Carina that is easily visible to the naked eye under dark skies.
The Eta Carinae Nebula doesn't just appear farther from the galactic center than M16 does--it actually is farther, because it lies along the outcurving portion of the spiral arm, whereas M16 lies along the incurving portion.
From northeast to southwest these include M16 (the Star Queen or Eagle Nebula) in Serpens; the emission nebulae M17 (Swan), M20 (Trifid), and M8 (Lagoon) in Sagittarius; the open clusters M21 in Sagittarius and NGC 6231 in Scorpius; the open cluster and emission nebula NGC 6193 and 6188 in Ara; the open cluster NGC 4755 (Jewel Box) in Crux; and the giant emission nebula NGC 3372, also known as the Eta Carinae Nebula.
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When I am gone, you will find me at any time in the Eta Carinae Nebula.
MANY OBSERVERS rate the Eta Carinae Nebula as the greatest spectacle in the southern Milky Way.
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It includes the most obvious far-southern objects, such as the Eta Carinae Nebula and the Magellanic Clouds, but their descriptions are formal and lifeless--very different from the deep affection and keen insight displayed toward objects visible from the author's backyard.