The European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescope captured an impressive butterfly-shaped gas bubble from Bird’s Take.
The impressive planetary nebula, known as NGC 2899, appears to be this unspoiled image from ESO’s very large telescope (VLT) in Chile floating and gliding across the sky.
A planetary nebula is formed when a star runs out of fuel and its outer layers of gas blow into space.
NGC 2899 has never been captured in such detail as to reveal the weak outer edges of the expanding gas shell glowing above the background stars.
The blue part of the butterfly, up to 6,500 light-years away, is made up of oxygen gas, and the surrounding pink hue along the edge is hydrogen.
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This very detailed image of the planetary nebula NGC 2899 was captured using the FORS instrument ESO in a very large telescope in northern Chile. This object has never been depicted in such vivid details
“This object has never been depicted so brightly that even the faint outer edges of the planet’s nebula shone above the background stars,” the ESO report said.
Despite its name, the planetary nebula – shells of gas and dust thrown from a dying star – has nothing to do with the planets.
They are formed when ancient stars, with up to six times the mass of our Sun, end their lives, collapse, and blow away expanding gas shells rich in heavy elements.
Intense UV radiation activates and inflames these moving shells, making them shine brightly for thousands of years.
The planetary nebulae eventually distribute slowly through space, which means they are relatively short-lived and rare – there are about 1,500 in the galaxy, according to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
NGC 2899, issued in 1835. Discovered by the English astronomer John Herschel, it is about 3,000 to 500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Velha.
The massive gas flows of NGC 2899 from its center last for no more than two light-years and reach up to 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit or 10,000 degrees Celsius.
Omega Nebula image captured by a very large telescope (VLT) with a dusty, pink center
Such a high temperature is caused by the high level of radiation from the nebula star, which causes the hydrogen gas on the farm to glow blue with halogen around the oxygen gas.
NGC 2899 has two central stars that are thought to give it an almost symmetrical look.
At the end of the life of one star and the removal of its outer layers, the other star intervenes in the gas flow, forming a butterfly-shaped bilayer shape visible here.
ESO stated that only about 10 to 20 percent of planetary nebulae have this type of bipolar form.
Astronomers have been able to capture this image using FORS (FOcal Reducer and Low Dispersion Spectrograph) installed in UT1, one of four 27-foot telescopes that make up the VLT in Chile.
This high-resolution instrument was one of the first to be introduced by VLT – which became operational in 1998. – and lags behind other amazing images.
2013 FORS returned a unique green-toned image of a thinner ghost from 1984. Ghost Watchers.
A glowing green planet nebula IC 1295, surrounding a faint and dying star. It is about 3300 light-years from the constellation Scutum (Shield).
The lower and dying star, located about 3,300 light-years from the constellation Scutum, revealed the planetary nebula IC 1295.
It has also been recorded in the past The Omega Nebula is about 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius with a dusty, pink center.
FORS has been used to study in detail the physics behind which complex planetary nebulae form.
It also contributed to the observation of light from a gravitational wave source and investigated the first known interstellar asteroid.
The asteroid, named after the discoverers Oumuamua, is up to a quarter of a mile (400 meters) long and very long, probably 10 times as long as it is wide.
VERY LARGE TELESCOPE – BASIC POWER MEASURES IN CHILE
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has built the most powerful telescope ever built in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
It is called the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and is widely regarded as one of the most advanced optical devices ever manufactured.
It consists of four telescopes, of which the diameter of the main mirrors is 27 feet (8.2 meters).
There are also four portable six-foot (1.8-meter) diameter auxiliary telescopes.
The large telescopes are called Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun.
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) built the most powerful telescope ever made in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile and called it the Very Large Telescope (VLT).
The first of the single telescopes, Antu, began routine scientific operations in 1999. April 1
Telescopes can work together to form a giant “interferometer”.
This interferometer allows you to filter images from unnecessary invisible objects, allowing astronomers to see up to 25 times more detailed information than using individual telescopes.
He was involved in exploring the first image of an extrasbolic planet and observing individual stars moving around a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way.
She also watched the furthest known hobby of Gamma Ray Burst,