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Contains:  IC 2177
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IC 2177, The Seagull Nebula, 


IC 2177, The Seagull Nebula

IC 2177, The Seagull Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:ASA N12

Imaging camera:SBIG STT 8300M

Mount:Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:ASA N12

Guiding camera:SBIG STT 8300M

Software:CCDStack 2+Software Bisque The Sky X Pro

Filter:Baader Planetariun LRGB Ha - O3 - S2 38mm

Accessory:SBIG CFW8G

Resolution: 1000x739

Dates:Jan. 23, 2014

Frames: 36x15"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 57.44% job: 172515

RA center: 7h 5' 5"

DEC center: -10° 35' 24"

Pixel scale: 3.278 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -86.611 degrees

Field radius: 0.566

Locations: Home Observatory, Werribee, Victoria, Australia


IC 2177, the Seagull nebula in Narrowband adjusted HST palette. This shows only the "head" of the seagull (and is pretty much upside down). Taken over three nights in January 2014, Hydrogen Alpha 5 and a quarter hours, Sulphur II 3 hours and Oxygen III 2 hours. This object is rich in hydrogen, but there is significant amounts of sulphur as well, there isn't much oxygen, I had trouble teasing the OIII data to get a useable amount of blue into the picture. The relative amount of H:S has been tweaked a bit to give a pleasing result, or the image would be dominated by the Ha data and be bright green.



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IC 2177, The Seagull Nebula,