IC2177 -  The Seagull Nebula

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Constellation: Monoceros - The Unicorn
Type: Emission Nebula
Position: RA07h05m06s
Magnitude: NA
Exposure: Luminance taken over 3 nights: 3/14/09 through 3/16/09 - 36 X 600 seconds
Color: 3/21/09 - 16 X 600 seconds
Processing: Images were captured in Nebulosity
Basic calibration (flats, darks) and DDP in Imagesplus 3.75
Final processing in Photoshop, Noise Ninja
Equipment: Orion Starshoot Pro CCD Camera
Baader 7nm Ha filter (for luminance data)
Orion 80ED  f/7.5 refractor + Televue .8X Reducer Corrector
Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
Orion Starshoot Autoguider mounted on a Meade 8X50 finderscope using PHD guiding software
Notes: NGC 2327 is the "head" of the seagull.
Check out the hydrogen alpha shot that was used as the luminance data for this image.
See my previous film image for comparison.

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