Digitized Sky Survey image around NGC 2467

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eso_eso1834b October 24th, 2018

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

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 ESOs Very Large Telescope (VLT). Whilst ESOs 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. The image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2), and shows the region surrounding NGC 2467. The field of view is approximately 2.4 x 2.0 degrees.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1834b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 2467
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
Nebula > Appearance > Emission > H II Region
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 52m 23.8s
DEC = -26° 26’ 50.9”
Orientation
North is 0.9° CCW
Field of View
3.0 x 2.9 degrees
Constellation
Puppis

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) 479.5 nm
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 649.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_orange
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ID
eso1834b
Subject Category
B.4.1.2   B.4.2.1.1  
Subject Name
NGC 2467
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2018-10-24T17:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1834b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, R
Central Wavelength
479.5, 649
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
118.09901923, -26.4474774982
Reference Dimension
10817.0, 10477.0
Reference Pixel
5408.0, 5238.0
Scale
-0.000280036419925, 0.000280036419925
Rotation
0.88000000000000012
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1834b
Metadata Date
2010-07-05T16:02:20+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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