New ESO’s VLT image of the NGC 2899 planetary nebula

This highly detailed image of the fantastic NGC 2899 planetary nebula was captured using the FORS instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in northern Chile. This object has never before been imaged in such striking detail, with even the faint outer edges of the planetary nebula glowing over the background stars.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso2012a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 July 2020, 14:00
Related releases:eso2012
Size:1720 x 1730 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2899
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Category:Nebulae

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