ESOcast 205 Light: 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.
The video is available in 4K UHD.
The ESOcast Light is a series of short videos bringing you the wonders of the Universe in bite-sized pieces. The ESOcast Light episodes will not be replacing the standard, longer ESOcasts, but complement them with current astronomy news and images in ESO press releases.Credit:
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Javier Enciso and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Laura Hiscott and Calum Turner.
Music: John Stanford – Deep Space (johnstanfordmusic.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), M. Kornmesser and Y. Beletsky (LCO).
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.
About the Video
|Release date:||7 August 2019, 12:00|
|Duration:||01 m 16 s|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|