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IC 2177 : The Seagull Nebula in Monoceros

The Seagull nebula, IC 2177, is a large emission nebula with many interesting features in it. This photograph captures most of the nebula area highlighting the collection of emission and reflection features. At the top center of the image is Gum 1, a round blue and red nebula with a dark lane.

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Photograph Information
LocationFlint Hills of Kansas
TelescopeAP130 @ f4.5 w/AP telecompressor
CameraCanon 350D, Hutech modified type I
ExposureStack of 21, 7 minute exposures at ISO 800
Notes29°F, 98%rh, excellent transparancy


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