IC 2177 Gum Nebula

IC 2177 Gum Nebula

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Weeks of clouds finally cleared and I wanted to catch this image as quickly as possible before clouding up again. Here is a 2.5 hour exposure of the Gum Nebula in Monoceros. The prominent dark lane is cataloged as LDN 1657. The field of view is 79 x 105 arc minutes. The amount of light captured in such a short time through an 8” Newtonian at f2.8 is quite impressive.

Date Imaged       :

February 19, 2015

Lens       :

N8 f2.8

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

2.5 hours

Filter       :

LRGB 15x2 minutes Ha 15x2 minutes 2x2

Mount       :

Losmandy G11

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio