Panning across the Cosmic Seagull

This pan video explores the colourful and wispy Sharpless 2-296. This nebula forms the “wings” of an area of sky known as the Seagull Nebula — named for its resemblance to a gull in flight. This celestial bird contains a fascinating mix of intriguing astronomical objects. Glowing clouds weave amid dark dust lanes and bright stars. The Seagull Nebula — made up of dust, hydrogen, helium and traces of heavier elements — is the hot and energetic birthplace of new stars.

Credit:

ESO, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Astral Electronic.

About the Video

Id:eso1913b
Release date:7 August 2019, 12:00
Related releases:eso1913
Duration:01 m 10 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Seagull Nebula
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Category:Nebulae

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