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Sharpless 2-106

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Resolution: 2012x1497

Astrometry.net job: 904225

Description

Sh2-106 is a bipolar nebula in Cygnus. It is known as the Celestial Snow Angel and also the Hourglass Nebula. A young massive star in the center blows away a strong stellar wind from it poles and ionizing the dust creating this star-forming region which spans 2 light years.

Red: hst_12326_43_wfc3_ir_f160w_sci.fits
Green: Pseudo
Blue: hst_12326_43_wfc3_ir_f110w_sci.fits

Data from February 12, 2011 obtained from Hubble Legacy Archive.

This image was featured as an APOD on February 16, 2016.

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Brandon Pimenta
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Sharpless 2-106, Brandon Pimenta