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Contains:  NGC 2343, NGC 2335, IC 2177
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IC2177 Seagull Nebula, 





    
        

            PapaMcEuin
IC2177 Seagull Nebula

IC2177 Seagull Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2172x2640

Dates:Jan. 11, 2019

Frames: 128x120"

Integration: 4.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.35%

Astrometry.net job: 2461832

RA center: 106.427 degrees

DEC center: -10.586 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.304 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 70.545 degrees

Field radius: 1.094 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Louisville, KY, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Lots of learning is needed. New mount as well would help. Lately I have had issues with guiding working smoothly. So this is an unguided set. About 120 x 120 sec exposures under light pollution in my back yard. More data is definitely needed and longer exposures will help that but even cutting it at 120 with what SharpCap stated was excellent alignment, my tracking still shows to be off with elongated stars. I guess I need to read up about adjusting the track/timing movement of the mount. Also I cropped it more than desired. I somewhat guessed orientation and size of the nebula but I should have had the camera rotated 90 degrees to get the full span of he nebula. Live and learn that is where I am right now.

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IC2177 Seagull Nebula, 





    
        

            PapaMcEuin