IC 2177

IC 2177

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IC 2177 is colorful star forming region in Monoceros. It is the “head” of the more wide spread Seagull Nebula. There is a small but distinct doughnut shaped object in the center of the upper right quadrant that I have not been able to identify even though the SIMBAD Astronomical Database.

Coordinates       :

07h 05' -10d 29'

Date Imaged       :

February 9, 2016

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

6.8 hours

Filter       :

LHaRGB 120:40:90:75:90 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio