Hubble view of star-forming region S106
Date: 14 December 2011
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: S 106 IR, Sh 2-106
Copyright: NASA & ESA
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope 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.
Last Update: 1 September 2019