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SVX130T-R - IC2177

SVX130T-R - IC2177

Posted by Ken Walker on 19th Mar 2024

Ken Walker caught this staggering shot of the Seagull Nebula (IC 2177) in the constellations Monoceros and Canis Major with his SVX130T-Raptor. In one of the farthest arms of the Milky Way galaxy, this nebula lies roughly 3,800 light-years away from Earth and spans about 200 light-years across. It is also part of the larger star-forming region CMa R1, which is the most prominent feature of the Canis Major OB1 association.

According to Ken:

The Seagull Nebula lies just on the border between the constellations of Monoceros and Canis Major and is close to Sirius.

It is around 3800 light years from Earth.

Cederblad 89d was chosen in acquisition because of the framing for my SVX130T and the MallinCam DS26M

SHO added to The RGB data - Ha as the Luminance

24 hours and 25 minutes

RGB 5-minute subs

SHO 15-minute subs

Chroma 36mm unmounted filters 5nm

Telescope: Stellarvue SVX 130T Raptor

Field Flattener: SFFX1 Flattener

Camera: MallinCam DS26MTEC

Mount: Paramount MYT

Software: PixInsight


Admin. (2023, February 14). Seagull Nebula (IC 2177) – Constellation Guide.

Wikipedia contributors. (2024, February 21). IC 2177. Wikipedia.

Harbison, M. (2021, March 16). The Seagull Nebula IC-2177.