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Parrot (Seagull) Nebula; IC2177, 



    
        

            Nico Carver
Parrot (Seagull) Nebula; IC2177, 



    
        

            Nico Carver

Parrot (Seagull) Nebula; IC2177

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Parrot (Seagull) Nebula; IC2177, 



    
        

            Nico Carver
Parrot (Seagull) Nebula; IC2177, 



    
        

            Nico Carver

Parrot (Seagull) Nebula; IC2177

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Stellarvue SVQ86
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mounts
Orion Atlas EQ-G
Filters
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha · Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm S2 · Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII
Accessories
Shoestring Astronomy EQDIR
Software
Photoshop CS6 · PHD2 Guiding · Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro · Pixinsight 1.8 · Cartes du Ciel
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Astromania 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 28, 2019 ·  Jan. 30, 2019 ·  Feb. 8, 2019 ·  Feb. 9, 2019
Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII: 24x300" (2h) (gain: 200.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm S2: 18x300" (1h 30') (gain: 200.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha: 32x300" (2h 40') (gain: 200.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
6h 10'
Darks:
40
Flats:
35
Flat darks:
35
Avg. Moon age:
13.70 days
Avg. Moon phase:
24.45%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00

RA center: 07h05m41s.52

DEC center: -10°4931.9

Pixel scale: 1.706 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -109.542 degrees

Field radius: 1.241 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4245x3064

Locations: Backyard, Newark, Delaware, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is an image of the Parrot Nebula aka the Seagull Nebula in Monoceros. I captured it with narrowband filters to show the interaction of sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen in this region of the sky.

I really wanted to illustrate the use of “mapped color” also called “false color” to show off the interaction of the different elements within the nebula. I used what is now a classic mapping called the “Hubble Palette” where SII is mapped to Red, Ha is mapped to Green, and OIII is mapped to Blue. Astrophotographers often just use the acronym SHO to make it clear they are using this mapping.

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Parrot (Seagull) Nebula; IC2177, 



    
        

            Nico Carver