Waid Observatory

Object: NGC 2327 - SH2-292

Date: Feb. 6 thru 15, 2022 -   -   Location: Davis Mountains west of Fort Davis, TX
Telescope: RC10 in.  Mount: Paramount MX   Camera: Apogee Alta F8300M
Exposure: SII 26x15 min. Ha 22x15 min. OIII 20x15 min. RGB for stars 20x5 min. each All bin 2x2
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Sh2-292 / NGC 23271

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.  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 using the narrowband Hubble Palete. (SII-Ha-OIII) SII was mapped to the red channel, Ha to the green channel, and OIII to the Blue channel. The stars were overlaid with color from a separate RGB filtered image.

A near true color (Ha OIII OIII) version of this image may be viewed here


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