Seagull Nebula, IC2177
Seagull nebula is also known as Eagle nebula in Japan. It is a large nebula, about 120x40arc minutes area, located on the border between Monoceros and Canis Major. The brightest portion is the head of the bird. It is called NGC2327. Some open clusters are involeved in this area of IC2177. The picture above has also several clusters.
Optics: Takahashi Epsilon160, EM200 Mount
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM, Astronomik Type2C LRGB Filter
Exposure: L:15minx8, RGB:10minx2
Processing Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS
Location: Honguu town, Wakayama Prefecture, 2006
Published in Tenmon-Guide magazine