The Details
Object
IC 2177 (Gum 1) The Seagull Nebula in Canis Major
Optics
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/5
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance 6nm Hydrogen Alpha
Date
30 January 2006
Location
Aztec Hills near Dateland, Arizona - Yuma County
Exposure
Ha 6 x 1800 second 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop CS, Neat Image 4.4 Pro+
Orientation
Field of View: 03°54'27" x 02°36’14" centered on RA 07h06m39.2s
DEC -11°02’24” (2000.0) . North angle 92.21°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
This large object is perfectly suited to the wide field of view of the FSQ-106 and STL-11000M camera,. Located about 8° northeast of Sirius, The Seagull Nebula is situated in a star-rich portion of the Milky Way. The brightest part of the nebula is the "head", designated NGC 2327. Also contained within IC 2177 are two open clusters, NGC 2335 and NGC 2343, located in the left "wing" and "body" of the Seagull respectively. The bright region on the tip of the right "wing" is Cederblad 90. It is estimated that this nebula is approximately 1800 light years from Earth.

 

 

 

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