IC 2177 - Seagull Nebula

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Object Type: Emission nebula
Constellation: Canis Major, Monoceros
Size: 120' x 40'

Equipment: Vixen 102-ED/TS Optics field flattener/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/6.5
Exposures: RRGB: R 10 x 12 minutes: G 10 x 6 minutes: B 10 x 6 minutes: GB binned 2x2
Date: Feburary 12, 2010
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: I
ndividual exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. Reduce Noise was applied to the RGB image and the dim portions of the luminance image. A high-pass filter with a radius of 4 pixels was selectively applied to a copy of the luminance image.

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