Best of AOP - Diffuse Nebulae

Gum 1: Seagull Nebula

This HII region is located near Sirius in Canis Major. It is estimated to be 3800 lightyears away. Check out this APOD from 2014.

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Last Updated: 06-Jun-2014

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76mm Televue (480mm f/6.3 refractor)

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = RGB (synthetic) binned 1x1

Red = 50 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 50 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 50 minutes binned 1x1

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