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

About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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