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 IC2177 Seagull Nebula 
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A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker - The Seagull Nebula. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major. Of course, the region includes objects with other catalog designations: notably NGC 2327, a compact, dusty emission region with an embedded massive star that forms the bird's head (aka the Parrot Nebula, above center). Dominated by the reddish glow of atomic hydrogen, the complex of gas and dust clouds with bright young stars spans over 100 light-years at an estimated 3,800 light-year distance. [Text adapted from APOD]



Pubblications "Flickr" Explore - September 21, 2020
Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII F/5 530mm. - APO Refractor
Mount: AP Mach1 GTO
Camera: Moravian G4-16000 Mark II
Filters: Astrodon E Series Gen II LRGBHA 50mm squared
Guiding Systems: SX Lodestar
Dates/Times: February 2020
Location: Pragelato - Turin - Italy
Exposure Details: L:R:G:B => 60:36:36:36 = > (12x5):(12x3):(12x3):(12x3) [num x minutes] color bin 2
Cooling Details: -25 C
Acquisition: Voyager Astrophotography Automation
Processing: CCDStack2+, PixInsight, PS CC
Mean FWHM: 1.21 / 2.05
SQM-L: 20.34 / 21.01