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Seagull Nebula: This striking nebular landscape lies close to the border of Canis Major in the constellation of Monoceros and is called Seagull Nebula. IC 2177 denotes the central part of the emission nebula running diagonally through the image. The head of the seagull is catalogued as NGC 2327.
A wide-angle view of this objekt is found here.

 The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.

 The image has been selected Astronomy Picture of the Day(APOD)

Object Seagull Nebula
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation IC 2177
Constellation Monoceros
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 20min H-alpha, 3 x 5min each RGB. Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5,Photoshop. Color Code L:H-alpha,R:H-alpha/R,GB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 24 Oct 2014
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