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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

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

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Auðkenni:eso1834b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Okt 24, 2018, 17:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1834
Stærð:10817 x 10477 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:NGC 2467
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Fjarlægð:4500 ljósár
Constellation:Puppis
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Hnit

Position (RA):7 52 23.76
Position (Dec):-26° 26' 50.92"
Field of view:181.75 x 176.04 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.9° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
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479 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Sýnilegt
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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