IC2177 - Gum 1, Seagull Nebula
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Seagull Nebula 2010

Click on the picture above to see it full-sized.  This is the head and shoulder area of the Seagull Nebula, IC 2177.  NGC 2327 or GUM 1 is the bright, head area.  Click on the image above for a larger picture.

This is from my January 16, 2010 HAS trip and consists of 24 x 5 = 120 minutes total exposure.  My initial development of these images was hosed by a software issue and had to re-do.  I was very worried I had done something wrong on these shots!  I really wanted to get a better shot of this awesome object than I had previously (see below).  I think the new image shows the benefits of the cooled camera,  2x the exposure, and some improved processing techniques.  Takahashi TOA 130 Telescope (a 5" APO refractor) with reducer,  AP 900GTO mount, and QHY8 CCD Camera & normal workflow.

 


Gum 1 and the head of the Seagull Nebula

This would be the head and shoulders area of the larger Seagull Nebula, IC 2177.  NGC 2327 would be the bright, head area.

This is a mosaic of 12 x 4 minute = 48 minutes total exposure. 1/31/06 about 2:30 am from the HAS site.  Compare with the newer/better image above.  My old diagnosis: As with everything else, it really could stand more exposure!

Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) and Canon EOS D20a.   My current image processing workflow is here.

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