The Pirate of the Southern Skies

This vivid picture of an active star forming region — NGC 2467, otherwise known as the Skull and Crossbones nebula — is as sinister as it is beautiful. 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.

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ESO

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1834a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Oct 24, 2018, 17:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1834
Përmasat:2580 x 2652 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 2467
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distanca:4500 vite dritë
Constellation:Puppis
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):7 52 19.35
Position (Dec):-26° 26' 27.15"
Field of view:7.21 x 7.41 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është -0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
b
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optik
v
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optik
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optik
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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