1. Panning across part of the Seagull Nebula

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    This pan video gives a close-up view of the intricate structure of part of the Seagull Nebula. These wisps of gas and dust are known as Sharpless 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. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1306b/ Credit: ESO Music: movetwo

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    • Zooming in on the wings of the Seagull Nebula

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      This video sequence starts with a broad view of the Milky Way before closing in on the familiar bright star Sirius and the nearby constellation of Orion (The Hunter). We see a faint red object resembling a bird in flight — the Seagull Nebula (IC 2177) and zoom in on what turns out to be a dramatic star formation region. The final view of the “wings” of the seagull is a detailed new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope. More information and download-options: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1306a/ Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: movetwo

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