Digitized Sky Survey image around NGC 2467

This vivid picture of an active star forming region — NGC 2467, otherwise known as the Skull and Crossbones nebula — is as sinister as it is beautiful. This image of dust, gas and bright young stars, gravitationally bound into the form of a grinning skull, was captured with the FORS instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). Whilst ESO’s telescopes are usually used for the collection of science data, their immense resolving power makes them ideal for capturing images such as this — which are beautiful for their own sake.

The image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2), and shows the region surrounding NGC 2467. The field of view is approximately 2.4 x 2.0 degrees.

Të drejtat:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1834b
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Oct 24, 2018, 17:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1834
Përmasat:10817 x 10477 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 2467
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distanca:4500 vite dritë
Constellation:Puppis
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):7 52 23.76
Position (Dec):-26° 26' 50.92"
Field of view:181.75 x 176.04 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.9° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
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479 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optik
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649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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