Panning across the star formation region Gum 15

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This richly detailed new pan video from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star formation region Gum 15. This little-known object is located in the constellation of Vela (The Sails), some 3000 light-years from Earth. The glowing cloud is a stunning example of an HII region. It also has a similarity to a more famous HII region, the Trifid Nebula (Messier 20).

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ESO. Music: movetwo

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About the Video

Id:eso1420b
Release date:2 July 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1420
Duration:50s

About the Object

Name:Gum 15
Type:• X - Nebulae

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