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The Details
Object
IC 2177 Gum 1 Nebula in Canis Major
Optics
Astro Physics 175 EDF refractor at f/8.3
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance 6nm Hydrogen Alpha filter
Date
17 February 2013
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 10 x 1800 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 01°26 ’ x 00°57 ’ centered on RA 07h04m56s
DEC -10°45’12”. North angle 271.2°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
This object is also known as The Seagull Nebula. The prominent dark lane running through the head is VandeBergh 93 (VdB 93). Note the faint, roundish planetary nebula PK 223-2.1 with clearly visible central star just left of top center

 

 

 

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