Close-up view of the head of the Seagull Nebula

This image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory shows part of a stellar nursery nicknamed the Seagull Nebula. This cloud of gas, known as Sh 2-292, RCW 2 and Gum 1, seems to form the head of the seagull and glows brightly due to the energetic radiation from a very hot young star lurking at its heart. The detailed view was produced by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1237a
Language:en-ie
Type:Observation
Release date:26 September 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1237
Size:6554 x 6528 px

About the Object

Name:Gum 1, HD 53367, RCW 2, Seagull Nebula, Sh 2-292
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:3500 light years
Constellation:Monoceros

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 4 42.72
Position (Dec):-10° 29' 30.12"
Field of view:26.00 x 25.90 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
456 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
540 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
652 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
H-alpha
659 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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