Hubble/Subaru composite of star-forming region S 106

This image shows Sh 2-106, or S106 for short. This is a compact star forming region in the constellation Cygnus (The Swan). A newly-formed star called S106 IR is shrouded in dust at the centre of the image, and is responsible for the surrounding gas cloud’s hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within. Light from glowing hydrogen is coloured blue in this image.

The image combines observations from the Hubble Space Telescope (in the centre) with images from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s Subaru Telescope to extend the field of view around the edges of the image.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) and NAOJ

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic1118b
Type:Observation
Release date:15 December 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1118
Size:8163 x 8046 px

About the Object

Name:Sh 2-106
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:3300 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
H-alpha
657 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Subaru
CISCO
Infrared
H
1.65 μm Subaru
CISCO
Infrared
K
2.15 μm Subaru
CISCO

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