IC2177 Seagull Nebula

IC2177 Seagull Nebula  TriColor & BiColor

IC2177 the Seagull Nebula is in the constellation Monoceros, and is approximately 3600 light years away. This also includes  NGC 2327 a compact, dusty emission region with an embedded star that forms the bird’s head also known as the Parrot Nebula.

Crop of Seagull Nebula

IC 2177 Seagull BiColor  Image

This is produced with the Ha and OIII Data. The Ha is assigned to the Red channel the OIII is assigned to the Green channel , the Ha and OIII are combined to form a synthetic channel mapped to Blue. A layer of RGB stars has been added.


IC2177 20min Ha Subframe


IC2177  20min Ha Subframes 24 x 1 = 480 min combined image



IC2177  20min OIII Subframe

IC2177  20min OIII Subframes 10 x 1 = 200 min combined image


IC2177  20min SII Subframe

 IC2177  20min SII Subframes 13 x 1 = 260 min combined image



Scope              TMB130mm

Camera           Apogee U8300

Mount               Atlas EQG

Filters               Astrodon  Ha5nm  OIII3nm  SII3nm

Exposures       Ha 7.6hrs    OIII 3.3hrs   SII 4.3hrs   20min subs   Total 15.2hrs

Location           Connellsville Pa.  Home Observatory     2012






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