Seagull Neb­ula (IC 2177) in Monoceros

The name Seagull Neb­ula is some­times applied by ama­teur astro­nomers to this emis­sion region, although it more prop­erly includes the neigh­bor­ing regions of star clusters, dust clouds and reflec­tion neb­u­lae. This lat­ter region includes the open clusters NGC 2335 and NGC 2343.

[descrip­tion from wikipedia]

Robert Gend­ler has cre­ated an annot­ated image of the cent­ral part of this very inter­est­ing region.

[cour­tesy Robert Gendler]

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Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
ASA DDM85
Andor CG16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaLRGB 260:280:120:120:120 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Seagull Neb­ula (IC 2177) in Monoceros

NGC 2343 Nebula Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart