26 Dec. 2011 - The Seagull Nebula

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Straddling the boundary of the constellations Monoceros and Canis Major, the area of nebulosity informally known as the Seagull Nebula has always been a favorite of mine because of the interesting mixture of nebulosity and clusters which can be found here. This shot is the longest focal length shot I've done of this region to date. Ultra-wide view shots and wide-view shots I took in 2007 show the context of the area, which sits in part of the Winter Milky Way.

Date/Time:    26 Dec. 2011
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope/Lens: Astrophysics AP155 (with 4" flattener)
Camera: Pentax 67
Mount: Losmandy Titan
Guider: Borg 45ED / SBIG STV autoguider
Media: Kodak E200-220, +3 push
Exposure: 4 x 30 minutes