3D view of the NGC 6164/6165 nebula surrounding the HD 148937 stellar pair

This 3D animation of the beautiful nebula NGC 6164/6165, also known as the Dragon’s Egg, imagines what it might feel like to fly close to these swirling clouds of gas and dust and approach the star pair HD 148937 at its heart. This video is based on a real image from the VLT Survey Telescope, hosted at ESO’s Paranal site, but the 3D view is not real: the location of the stars shown here is only indicative. 

For more details, check: https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2407/.


ESO/M. Kornmesser, VPHAS+ team. Acknowledgement: CASU

About the Video

Release date:11 April 2024, 20:00
Related releases:eso2407
Duration:13 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:HD 148937, NGC 6164, NGC 6165
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary

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