Feb 13

The Wings of the Seagull Nebula

Source: ESO eso1306

The glowing cloud Sharpless 2-296, part of the Seagull Nebul.
Image credit: ESO.

This new image from ESO shows a section of a cloud of dust and glowing gas called the Seagull Nebula. These wispy red clouds form part of the “wings” of the celestial bird and this picture reveals an intriguing mix of dark and glowing red clouds, weaving between 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.(read more)

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