Seagull Nebula: It is not yet clear if this is a galactic emission nebula or a super nova remnant. It has a huge extent and is believed to be 3400 LY away. Actually it is quite faint, therefore not so often observed and photographed. The modified EOS 30D with its increased sensitivity did the job very well with a total exposure of 2.5 hours.

This image was astrophoto of the week of

Object Seagull Nebula in Monoceros
Category Nebulae
Designation IC 2177
Constellation Monoceros
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Piggyback on LX 200 GPS 10 inch and equitorial superwedge
Camera Hutech modified Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 30 x ISO 800-5min IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and LX 200 as Guide Scope
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 13 Dec 2006
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