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The Seagull nebula - IC 2177

The Seagull nebula - IC 2177

The Seagull nebula is at a distance of about 3750 light-years.
Most of the nebulosity visible on this image is part of the Seagull's Wings - IC 2177 or Sh2-296.
The Seagull's Head ( NGC 2327 or Sh2-292 or even Gum1),
is both an HII region and reflection nebula ( vdB 93)
Sh 2-297 at the southern tip of the wings (at right on this image) is also reflection nebula vdB 94.

8" f/2.8 Boren-Simon POWERNEWT
75 minutes of exposure (15x5min)
Orion Starshoot Pro 2 (color) camera
EQ6 PRO mount with PHD guiding
Imaged from the NEGEV desert in Israel

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