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.

Oikeudet:

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

Kuvasta

Tunnistus:eso1834b
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:24. lokakuuta 2018 17:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1834
Koko:10817 x 10477 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:NGC 2467
Tyyppi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Etäisyys:4500 valovuotta
Constellation:Puppis
Kategoria:Nebulae

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Koordinaatit

Position (RA):7 52 23.76
Position (Dec):-26° 26' 50.92"
Field of view:181.75 x 176.04 arcminutes
Suuntaus:Pohjoinen on 0.9° vasen pystysuuntaan nähden

Värit ja suotimet

KaistaAallonpituusTeleskooppi
Optinen
B
479 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optinen
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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