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Seagull Nebula

The Seagull Nebula, with its unique shape reminiscent of a soaring bird, is a stunning region of interstellar gas and dust located in the constellation Monoceros. Our collection captures the vivid colors and intricate details of this celestial wonder, bringing the awe-inspiring sights of the universe into your home. Each piece in this collection is a testament to the breathtaking artistry found in the night sky, perfect for astronomy enthusiasts and art lovers alike. Explore the Seagull Nebula Collection and let the magic of the cosmos transform your space.


Approximately 3,800 light years from Earth

Apparant Magnitude


Object Type

Emission Nebula

From the Artist

"Between all the clouds we have been getting in southern Ontario for the past 4 months, I was able to capture around 7 hours of narrowband data and about an hour to capture RGB frames. Narrowband imaging allows me to capture specific wavelengths of light emitted by different elements, which can reveal details of the nebula's structure and composition. RGB imaging captures the nebula in true color, adding visual depth and detail.

The Seagull nebula is generally referred to the head looking shape - IC2177 which is a small portion of the full nebula - The wings of the nebula span out over 100 light years, however the entire nebula region is nearly 240 light-years across.

In the future I’d like to shoot more RGB frames in order to bring out more of the hidden reflection nebulae as well as show more glow and pop around FN Canis Majoris - a binary star system in the lower right wing that emits a beautiful radial glow."

In the Cosmos

The Seagull Nebula, located near the border between the constellations Monoceros and Canis Major, is an emission nebula that gets its name from its shape, which resembles a seagull in flight. The nebula is illuminated by the radiation from nearby young, hot stars, causing the hydrogen gas within it to glow with a characteristic red color.