Panning across the planetary nebula ESO 378-1

This extraordinary bubble, glowing like the ghost of a star in the haunting darkness of space, may appear supernatural and mysterious, but it is a familiar astronomical object: a planetary nebula, the remnants of a dying star. This video pan sequence gives a close-up view of what is the best image of the little-known object ESO 378-1 yet obtained and was captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope in northern Chile.

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About the Video

Id:eso1532b
Release date:5 August 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1532
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:PN K1-22
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Category:Nebulae

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