IC 2177 (Seagull Nebula) & M50.

IC 2177

IC 2177 is a relatively bright and large emission nebula found between the constellations of Canis Major and Monoceros at a distance of about 3600 light years.

M 50 (top left corner) is a fairly bright and large open star cluster in the constellation of Monoceros at a closer distance of 2900 light years.

                                                 A two-panel mosaic.

F.O.V.    147 x 260 min of arc.

Telescope.    Williams Optics Red Cat 71

Camera.    S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.    (2) 45 x 300 sec. March, April 2023.

Location.   (Wiruna)  Ilford N.S.W.