The glowing cloud Sharpless 2-296, part of the Seagull Nebula

This image shows the intricate structure of part of the Seagull Nebula, known more formally as IC 2177. These wisps of gas and dust are known as Sharpless 2-296 (officially Sh 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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O slici

Id:eso1306a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:6. februar 2013. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1306
Veličina:8490 x 4581 px

O objektu

Naziv:Seagull Nebula
Tip:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Udaljenost:3500 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Canis Major
Kategorija:Nebulae

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Koordinate

Position (RA):7 4 25.00
Position (Dec):-11° 18' 17.97"
Field of view:33.70 x 18.18 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 90.0°desno od vertikale

 

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