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IC 2177 - Gum 1



 

Object:

IC 2177: Seagull Nebula in Monoceros

RA = 7 hrs 04 min; Dec = -11 deg 27 min

Date & Site:
Imaged on 1/17 and 1/18/12 Running Man Observatory, Carlsbad, CA
Equipment:

Telescope: Takahashi Sky 90 (fl=408mm F4.8)
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters; Internal autoguiding

Notes:

Exposures: 5 hrs (20 x 15 min subs) for Ha and 30 min each (3 x 10min subs) RGB

FOV = 122 x 82 arc minutes

Image shows a prominant open star cluster (lower center) known as NGC 2335.

Processed by assigning Ha to both red and luminance channels. Imaged during two particulary dark clear nights enabling relatively noise-free color data.

3,750 light years away

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