4/2/2021 The Seagull Nebula

Thursday night I went up to the River Ridge Observatory to do some narrow band imaging. One of my targets was IC 2177 aka the Seagull Nebula in the constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn. This is an emission nebula, meaning it’s relatively warm and glowing as opposed to reflecting light that hits it. What we can see here are the head in the upper left and the wings diagonally. Actually, I’ve always thought it looked more like a flying turtle than sea gull but either way he looks happy. This was made with my 11″ SCT at f/1.9 using a dual narrowband filter and my ZWO ASI294MC Pro. A total of sixty minutes integration.

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