Southern Seagull Nebula

Southern Seagull Nebula

NGC 2035 in Dorado

Constellation: Dorado
Ra: 5h 35m
Dec: -67d 35m
Image Size: 40' x 40'
North: Up



A very interesting region in Dorado near the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The Seagull Nebula is comprised of several objects including NGC2035, NGC 2029 and NGC 2032. It is not the same as IC2177, apparently also referred to as the Seagull Nebula in the northern hemisphere. NGC 2020 is the small, oblong "hole" toward the right. The bulbous structure to the right of NGC2020, whose tendrils appear like a supernova remnant, is apparently not designated. North is toward the upper left and the horizontal scale is 41'.
Exposure: 2.5 hrs each H-a, OIII, SII; 30 min RGB
Telescope: 14.5
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: CCD AutoPilot4
Calibration: CCDStack
Observatory Site: Riverland Dingo Observatory, Moorook, S. Australia
Camera: Apogee U16M
Filters: Astrodon 5 nm H-a & SII, 3nm OIII, Gen 2 RGB
Guider: SBIG ST-402
Camera Operation: MaximDL4.62
Processing: Photoshop CS3
Image Date: 12/13/2008


  1. Donald Pelletier

    Every sources (NED, SEDS and Seligman Web site) i have consulted give around 05:35:40.6 and -66:02:06 except Simbad for the coordinates of NGC 2029. Simbad place this nebula where you indicate, but it seems that it is an error. What do you think of that?

    • astrodon

      Interesting. Since there are so many objects here, the center of the image at RA (J2000)~ 5hr 34m and DEC at -67d 35m was the location I needed to frame the objects, so it doesn’t correspond to any one of the catalogued objects.


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