the Seagull Nebula

This is a narrowband image of the Seagull Nebula, IC2177. The object is bigger than the field of view of my telescope. It extends at least two times wider than what is shown here.

IC 2177 is a region of nebulosity that lies along the border between the constellations Monoceros and Canis Major. The Seagull Nebula is approx 3650 light-years away from earth. It also includes neighboring regions of star clusters, dust clouds and reflection nebulae.

This includes the open clusters NGC 2335 and NGC 2343.NGC 2327 is also known as the Seagull’s Head, due to its larger presence in the Seagull nebula.

Almost 13 hours of exposure.57×300 SII – 48×300 Ha – 48×300 OIII
Orion 8″ Astrograph f3.9 – Baader MPCC
asi2600MM – Gain:LRN @ -15c
ZWO-OAG asi290mm guiding
CGX Mount – Sequence Generator ProPhd – PixInsight – Photoshop
Imaged from Palm Desert, CA USA.
Bortle 8