Close-up view of the head of the Seagull Nebula

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eso_eso1237a September 26th, 2012

Credit: ESO

This image from ESOs La Silla Observatory shows part of a stellar nursery nicknamed the Seagull Nebula. This cloud of gas, known as Sh 2-292, RCW 2 and Gum 1, seems to form the head of the seagull and glows brightly due to the energetic radiation from a very hot young star lurking at its heart. The detailed view was produced by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1237a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Gum 1 HD 53367 RCW 2 Seagull Nebula Sh 2-292
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Star Formation
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 4m 42.7s
DEC = -10° 29’ 30.1”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
26.0 x 25.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Monoceros

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (B) 456.0 nm
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) 540.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (R) 652.0 nm
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (H-alpha) 659.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1237a
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
Gum 1, HD 53367, RCW 2, Seagull Nebula, Sh 2-292
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1237a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI, WFI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, R, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
456, 540, 652, 659
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
106.178, -10.4917
Reference Dimension
6554.0, 6528.0
Reference Pixel
2350.10740947, 2935.33951082
Scale
-6.611492e-05, 6.611492e-05
Rotation
-0.00049460970
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1237a
Metadata Date
2012-09-11T11:10:57+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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