Seagull Nebula

The Seagull Nebula (also known as IC 2177) is a star-forming region that contains emission nebulae, reflection nebulae, neighboring dust clouds, and star clusters. It is large, measuring more than 2 degrees in both axes, and is more than 250 light years in diameter. It gets its name from its resemblance to a seagull in flight.

Also appeared on “Starship Asterisk,” the main discussion venue for the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)  May 24, 2016.

Also appeared at  June 9, 2016

Technical Information       
Date:              January, 2016
Location:        Green Valley, Arizona
Telescope:      Takahashi FSQ-106EDX
Camera:         SBIG STT-8300M
Filters:            Astrodon Gen 2
Mount:            AstroPhysics 1200
Exposure:       HaRGB = 7:2:2:2 hours respectively, all unbinned
Software:        Acquisition: Maxim DL 5, TheSkyX, Pinpoint, CCD Commander
                       Processing: CCDStack, Pixinsight, PhotoShop CS6 with various plugins