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

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Kimlik:eso1834a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:24 Ekim 2018 17:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1834
Boyut:2580 x 2652 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:NGC 2467
Tür:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Uzaklık:4500 ışık yılı
Constellation:Puppis
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):7 52 19.35
Position (Dec):-26° 26' 27.15"
Field of view:7.21 x 7.41 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü -0.0° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
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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