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

O slici

Id:eso1834a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:24. oktobar 2018. 17:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1834
Veličina:2580 x 2652 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 2467
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Udaljenost:4500 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Puppis
Kategorija:Nebulae

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Koordinate

Position (RA):7 52 19.35
Position (Dec):-26° 26' 27.15"
Field of view:7.21 x 7.41 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je -0.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
b
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optički
v
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optički
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optički
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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