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.

Źródło:

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

O zdjęciu

Identyfikator:eso1834b
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Data publikacji:24 października 2018 17:00
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Rozmiar:10817 x 10477 px

O obiekcie

Nazwa:NGC 2467
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Odległość:4500 lat świetlnych
Constellation:Puppis
Kategoria:Nebulae

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Współrzędne

Pozycja (RA):7 52 23.76
Pozycja (Dec):-26° 26' 50.92"
Pole widzenia:181.75 x 176.04 arcminutes
Orientacja:North is 0.9° lewo of vertical

Kolory i filtry

PasmoDługość faliTeleskop
Optyczny
B
479 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optyczny
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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