NGC 2467 and Surroundings*

Area surrounding the stellar cluster NGC 2467, located in the southern constellation of Puppis ("The Stern"). With an age of a few million years at most, it is a very active stellar nursery, where new stars are born continuously from large clouds of dust and gas. The image, looking like a colourful cosmic ghost or a gigantic celestial Mandrill, contains the open clusters Haffner 18 (centre) and Haffner 19 (middle right: it is located inside the smaller pink region — the lower eye of the Mandrill), as well as vast areas of ionised gas. The bright star at the centre of the largest pink region on the bottom of the image is HD 64315, a massive young star that is helping shaping the structure of the whole nebular region.

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About the Image

Id:eso0544a
Type:Observation
Release date:25 December 2005
Related releases:eso0544
Size:10557 x 10557 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2467
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:13000 light years
Constellation:Puppis

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 52 19.33
Position (Dec):-26° 26' 29.80"
Field of view:29.77 x 29.77 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
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R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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Optical
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502 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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H-alpha
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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U
340 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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