IC 2177 (Seagull Nebula)

This roughly circular HII region centered on the Be star HD 53367 lies along the border between the constellations Monoceros and Canis Major. The nebula spans over about 100 l.y. and it's distance from Earth is about 3800 l.y.


Object Details:

Objects: IC 2177
Constellation: Monoceros, Canis Major
Center of field: R.A. 07h, 05m, 33s. ; DE. -10°, 42', 00"
Field dimensions: Apr. 90 x 60 '


Technical Details:

Optics: 12" ASA Astrograph at F/3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik RGB set, Baader 8nm narrowband filters
Dates/Times: November 2010, January 2011
Location: Rozhen, Varna
Exposure Details: Ha = 240 min., RGB = 30 min each
Subexposures: Ha = 30 minutes, RGB = 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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