A close-up look at the Prawn Nebula

This pan video takes a closer look at some of the strange and spectacular features in the glowing jumble of gas clouds making up a huge stellar nursery nicknamed the Prawn Nebula ((also known as Gum 56 and IC 4628). This view is a very sharp image taken using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.


ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Johan B Monell

About the Video

Release date:2 September 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1535
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Gum 56, IC 4628
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission

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