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

Technical card

Resolution: 3341x2522

Dates:March 14, 2019March 15, 2019March 16, 2019March 17, 2019

Astrodon BLUE 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 23x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon GREEN 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 19x300" -22C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 25x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Olll 36mm - 3nm: 23x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon RED 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 21x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 13.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 9.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.82% job: 2592622

RA center: 106.412 degrees

DEC center: -10.486 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.574 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 9.336 degrees

Field radius: 0.915 degrees

Locations: Healey "Utahopia" Observatory, Kaysville, Utah, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory


IC 2177 The Seagull Nebula is a broad expanse of glowing gas and dust that presents a bird-like view to astronomers from Earth. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major. The region also includes objects with other catalog designations: notably NGC 2327, a compact, dusty emission region. Dominated by the reddish glow of atomic hydrogen, the complex of gas and dust clouds with bright young stars spans over 100 light-years at an estimated 3,800 light-year distance.



Randal Healey
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


IC 2177 The Seagull Nebula, 


            Randal Healey