Zooming in on NGC 2467

This zoom video starts with a wide view of the Milky Way and ends with a close-up look at a vivid picture of an active star forming region — NGC 2467, otherwise known as the Skull and Crossbones nebula. 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.


ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: astral electronic

About the Video

Release date:24 October 2018, 17:00
Related releases:eso1834
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 2467
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation

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