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.
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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