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Wide-field view of the entire Seagull Nebula
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Name:  IC 2177, Seagull nebula
Description:  Star Formation nebula
Position:  RA 7h 4m 42.72s Dec -10° 29' 30.12"
Constellation:  Monoceros
Distance:  3500 light years
Field of view:  134.32 x 134.58 arcminutes
Orientation:  North is 5.9° right of vertical
Image Credit:  ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Release date:  September 26, 2012




Closeup view:     N1237a
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ABOUT THIS IMAGE:

This wide-field view captures the evocative and colorful star formation region of the Seagull Nebula, IC 2177, on the borders of the constellations of Monoceros (The Unicorn) and Canis Major (The Great Dog). This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.