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.

Autorska prava:

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

O slici

Id:eso1834b
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:24. oktobar 2018. 17:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1834
Veličina:10817 x 10477 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 2467
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Udaljenost:4500 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Puppis
Kategorija:Nebulae

Formati slika

Veliki JPEG
37,4 MB
JPEG izdanje
8,0 MB

Zumiranje


Wallpapers

1024x768
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1280x1024
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1600x1200
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1920x1200
1,4 MB
2048x1536
2,0 MB

Koordinate

Position (RA):7 52 23.76
Position (Dec):-26° 26' 50.92"
Field of view:181.75 x 176.04 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.9°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
B
479 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optički
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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