Panning across part of the Seagull Nebula

This pan video gives a close-up view of the intricate structure of part of the Seagull Nebula. These wisps of gas and dust are known as Sharpless 2-296 and form part of the “wings” of the celestial bird. This region of the sky is a fascinating muddle of intriguing astronomical objects — a mix of dark and glowing red clouds, weaving amongst bright stars. This new view was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

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ESO
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About the Video

Id:eso1306b
Release date:6 February 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1306
Duration:56s

About the Object

Name:IC 2177, Seagull Nebula
Type:• X - Nebulae

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