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Carina Nebula Facts

Carina Nebula Facts Nebula in Carina

Carina Nebula is a nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 8,500 Ly light years away in the constellation of Carina.

It is also referred to as NGC(3372) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Nebula's location is 10:45:08.5 (R.A.) and -59:52:4 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 1.00 Magnitude . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Fact File

NameCarina Nebula
NGC Id3372
Right Ascension10:45:08.5
Distance (Lt.Yr)8,500 Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude1.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes

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