The 1.5-billion-pixel Running Chicken Nebula

While many holiday traditions involve feasts of turkey, soba noodles, latkes or Pan de Pascua, this year, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is bringing you a holiday chicken. The so-called Running Chicken Nebula, home to young stars in the making, is revealed in spectacular detail in this 1.5-billion-pixel image captured by the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), hosted at ESO’s Paranal site in Chile. 

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Image: ESO/VPHAS+ team. Acknowledgement: CASU
Music: Mylonite – Champ Magnétique, Mylonite – A Complex System
Script: J. C. Muñoz
Editing: M. Wallner

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Release date:21 December 2023, 14:00
Related releases:eso2320
Duration:01 m 05 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Running Chicken Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region

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