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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Id:eso1306a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Shk 6, 2013, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1306
Përmasat:8490 x 4581 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Seagull Nebula
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distanca:3500 vite dritë
Constellation:Canis Major
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):7 4 25.00
Position (Dec):-11° 18' 17.97"
Field of view:33.70 x 18.18 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 90.0° djathtas vertikales

 

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