Located some 1300 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel of the ship Argo). It is informally known as the Wishing Well Cluster, as it resembles scattered silver coins which have been dropped into a well, It was the first target to be observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope. (May 1990) The stars that with moderate masses are still shining brightly with blue-white colors, but the more massive ones have already exhausted their supplies of hydrogen becoming red giant stars.
Nebulosa de la Quilla (NGC 3372). También llamada Nebulosa de Carina, Nebulosa de Eta Carinae. Es una gran nebulosa de emisión, una región H II que rodea varios cúmulos abiertos de estrellas; en la constelación de la Quilla (Carina). Dentro de esta gran nebulosa se encuentra, rodeando a la estrella Eta Carinae, la Nebulosa del Homúnculo.
A dying star throws a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core. This object, called the Helix nebula, lies 650 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius