Seagull Nebula Region

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This shot shows the region at the borders of the constellations Monoceros, Canis Major, and Puppis which includes the Seagull Nebula and the open clusters M46 and M47 (lower left). The context of this frame can be seen in the ultra-wide mosaic of this part of the sky. See also a close-up view of the Seagull, taken in a revisit in 2011.
Date/Time:    2007 Feb. 16
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope/Lens: Borg 125EDF2.8 @ f/3.3
Camera: Mitsuboshi 6x9 Vacuum Astrocamera
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guider: Borg 45ED / SBIG STV
Media: Medium format Kodak E200, +2 push
Exposure: 3x25 min.