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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Auðkenni:eso1834a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Okt 24, 2018, 17:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1834
Stærð:2580 x 2652 px

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Nafn:NGC 2467
Tegund:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Fjarlægð:4500 ljósár
Constellation:Puppis
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):7 52 19.35
Position (Dec):-26° 26' 27.15"
Field of view:7.21 x 7.41 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er -0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
b
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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v
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
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H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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