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Resolution: 2645x2065

Dates: March 13, 2014March 16, 2014March 18, 2014

Frames:
Baader Ha: 13x600" -10C bin 1x1
Baader OIII: 38x600" -10C bin 1x1
Baader SII: 38x600" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 14.8 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 13.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 95.05%

Astrometry.net job: 214226

RA center: 106.130 degrees

DEC center: -10.458 degrees

Orientation: -95.755 degrees

Field radius: 0.574 degrees

Locations: San Jose, CA, San Jose, California, United States

Description

This nebula is part of a larger region known as the Seagull Nebula. It's an HII region and emission nebula with an embedded star - HD 53367 - wich ionizes it. HD 53367 is a young 20 solar mass star with a 5 solar mass companion in a highly elliptical orbit.

It's at a distance of 3750 lightyears from earth and has a diameter of ~100 lightyears.

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Mark Striebeck
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NGC 2327 - The Parrot Nebula, Mark Striebeck