New ESO’s VLT image of the Skull Nebula

Captured in astounding detail by ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), the eerie Skull Nebula is showcased in this new image in beautiful pink and red tones. This planetary nebula, also known as NGC 246, is the first known to be associated with a pair of closely bound stars orbited by a third outer star.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso2019a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 October 2020, 12:00
Related releases:eso2019
Size:1665 x 1686 px

About the Object

Name:NGC246
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 47 3.90
Position (Dec):-11° 52' 18.83"
Field of view:7.00 x 7.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
b
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
OIII
503 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
v
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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