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Contains:  IC 2177, NGC 2335, NGC 2343, NGC 3319
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NGC 2327 "Parrot Nebula" and IC 2177 "Seagull Nebula", 


            Chris Howard
NGC 2327 "Parrot Nebula" and IC 2177 "Seagull Nebula"
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NGC 2327 "Parrot Nebula" and IC 2177 "Seagull Nebula"

Technical card

Dates:Jan. 1, 2019

Frames: 54x300"

Integration: 4.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.31%

Basic astrometry details job: 2446760

RA center: 7h 5' 36"

DEC center: -10° 32' 2"

Pixel scale: 6.731 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 75.094 degrees

Field radius: 1.354 degrees

Resolution: 1024x1024

Locations: Home Observatory, North Hampton, New Hampshire, United States

Data source: Backyard


The dust and hydrogen gas of NGC 2327 "Parrot Nebula" and IC 2177 "Seagull Nebula" span 100 lightyears between the constellations Monoceros and Canis Majoris. This is another one from last night (New Years Day). After shooting the Flaming Heart Nebula for several hours, I dropped down to IC 2177 for the remaining clear skies (up to around 1am). Neither of these targets are strong--or have anything showing up--in the oxygen bandpass. I ended up cutting the OIII frames and going with bi-color Ha and SII. Exposures: 28 x 300 seconds of Ha, 26 x 360 seconds of SII. Equipment: William Optics GT81 APO refractor, ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro monochrome 16MP camera (unity gain 139/21), Astronomik filters, iOptron CEM25P mount, INDI/Ekos/KStars running in Stellarmate/Raspberry Pi 3b+



Chris Howard
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NGC 2327 "Parrot Nebula" and IC 2177 "Seagull Nebula", 


            Chris Howard