Panning across the evanescent planetary nebula ESO 577-24

This pan video explores the planetary nebula ESO 577-24. ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured this shell of glowing ionised gas — the last breath of the dying star whose simmering remains are visible at the heart of this image. As the gaseous shell of this planetary nebula expands and grows dimmer, it will slowly disappear from sight.

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ESO. Music: Thomas Edward Rice — Phantasm Retro.

About the Video

Id:eso1902b
Release date:22 January 2019, 12:00
Related releases:eso1902
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:ESO 577-24
Type:Unspecified : Nebula : Type : Planetary
Category:Nebulae

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