Zooming in on ESO 577-24

This video zooms in from a view of the Milky Way to the planetary nebula ESO 577-24. ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured this shell of glowing ionised gas — the last breath of the dying star whose simmering remains are visible at the heart of this image. As the gaseous shell of this planetary nebula expands and grows dimmer, it will slowly disappear from the sight of even ESO’s powerful telescopes.


ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2, N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Astral Electronic.

About the Video

Release date:22 January 2019, 12:00
Related releases:eso1902
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:ESO 577-24
Type:Unspecified : Nebula : Type : Planetary

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