The Seagull nebula got its name from resembling a gull in flight. IC 2177 is a region of nebulosity at the border of the constellation Monoceros and Canis Major.
It is a relatively bright nebula and measures nearly 240 ly across.
Two open star clusters are also visible in the image, NGC 2335 (top) + NGC 2343 (left of center).
|Name||IC2177 – The Seagull Nebula|
|Right ascension||07h 04m 25s|
|Declination||-10° 27′ 18″|
|Other designations||Sh2-292, Gum 1|