The Rosy Glow of a Cosmic Seagull

Colourful and wispy Sharpless 2-296 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.

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ESO/VPHAS+ team/N.J. Wright (Keele University)

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Auðkenni:eso1913a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 7, 2019, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1913
Stærð:20264 x 13488 px

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Nafn:Seagull Nebula
Tegund:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Fjarlægð:3500 ljósár
Constellation:Monoceros
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):7 5 11.97
Position (Dec):-11° 6' 0.94"
Field of view:180.06 x 119.85 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 90.1° højre frá lóðréttu

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