Zooming in on the cometary globule CG4

This zoom video sequence goes from a wide view of the southern Milky Way deep into the constellation of Puppis close to the site of the Vela supernova remnant. The final view shows a new close-up view of the cometary globule CG4. It glows menacingly, like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature, in this this new image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope. What looks huge and bright in this image is actually a faint nebula and not easy to observe The exact nature of CG4 remains a mystery.

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ESO/J.Perez/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

About the Video

Id:eso1503a
Release date:28 January 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1503
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:CG4
Category:Nebulae

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