Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  IC 2177  ·  IC2177  ·  NGC 2335  ·  NGC 2343  ·  NGC2327  ·  NGC2335  ·  NGC2343  ·  PK223-02.1  ·  PK225-02.1  ·  Sh2-292  ·  Sh2-293  ·  Sh2-295  ·  Sh2-296  ·  Sh2-297  ·  VdB88  ·  VdB89  ·  VdB90  ·  VdB91  ·  VdB92  ·  VdB94  ·  VdB95
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Seagull Nebula and friends, 


            Patrick Hsieh
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Seagull Nebula and friends

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 Edge HD

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY247C

Mounts: Astro Physics AP Mach 1 GTO with GTOCP3

Focal reducers: Starizona Hyperstar 4 C11 f/1.9

Software: Photoshop CS6  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto Pixinsight 1.8

Dates:Feb. 12, 2020

Frames: 43x240"

Integration: 2.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 85.75%

Astrometry.net job: 3250986

RA center: 7h 4' 51"

DEC center: -11° 13' 39"

Pixel scale: 1.499 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.297 degrees

Field radius: 1.508 degrees

Resolution: 6024x4024

Data source: Traveller


Rather a short night, got less than 3 hrs of data, struggling between the Vegas light dome and the moon. L-eNhance filter seems like it did a decent job, though! Hope to be able to add to this dataset in the future.
Many interesting objects in this frame, including what looks like a bow shock wave in front of the star at top, a bright trail behind the star left and slightly below center, the nebulosity around HIP 34178 at far left, the little tent-shaped bit of bright blue reflection just above HIP 33953 low left of center, and the bright red variable star HIP 34413 at top and left.
The Seagull head is IC 2177 at right, the dark curved feature to the left is NGC 2327, clusters NGC 2335 and 2343 at visible in the upper right corner.



Patrick Hsieh
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    Seagull Nebula and friends, 


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Description: Redid processing, different star reduction technique (which preserved original color better), careful background neutralization

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Seagull Nebula and friends, 


            Patrick Hsieh