IC 2177 The Seagull Nebula

IC 2177

IC 2177 is a very large nebula complex. This image shows a large portion of the nebula, but still misses another third. The bright area that looks like the head of the bird is known as NGC 2327.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: IC 410
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Canis Major
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 3750 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 6 hours Hydrogen Alpha Position: R.A. 07 hr 04 min , Dec -110 14'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: February 2009
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village