Zooming in on S 106

This video zooms in on star-forming region Sh 2-106, also known as S106. 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 the surrounding gas cloud’s hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within.


NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2, NAOJ and Nick Risinger. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind).

About the Video

Release date:15 December 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1118
Duration:50 s

About the Object

Name:S106 IR, Sh 2-106
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation



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