Waid Observatory

Object: NGC 2327 - SH2-292
Date: Feb. 2 & 4, 2016 -   -   Location: Davis Mountains west of Fort Davis, TX
Telescope: SV-102ED  Mount: MI-250   Camera: SBIG ST-2000XE
Exposure: Ha(10nm), Green, and Blue 120 min. each - (15 min. sub-exposures. Bin 1X1)
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NGC 2327


NGC 2327 / SH2-2921

NGC 2327, also designated in the Sharpless Catalog as SH 2-292, is located on the border of the constellations Monoceros and Canis Majoris.  The nebula is part of a large HII emission region commonly known as the Seagull Nebula.  NGC 2327 comprises the "head" of the SeaGull.  It shines primarily with the light of excited hydrogen gas but also has a blue reflection component.  A large band of dark obscuring dust bisects the nebula.  The nebula is located approximately 3,700 light-years from the Earth.

The image was assembled with Ha, Ha, Green, and Blue data mapped to the respective Luminance, Red, Green, and Blue channels.


Copyright Donald P. Waid