Object name: CED90

Designation(s): CED90,

Cederblad 90 isn't all that well known. It is part of the Seagull Nebula also known as the Gum 1 complex or IC 2177. The seagull flies sideways through space with his wings up and down and his head to the west. The whole complex would require many dozen images at my image scale to cover so I've been picking it apart. The head last year and now the very end of the lower wing this year, CED 90. It is a combination reflection and emission nebula. The reflection part is blue while the emission part is pink. They mix to give it a rather odd color at times. Much of its color data was taken through a severe haze so the color balance is a guess at best. I need to try again under better conditions. Information on this guy is skimpy. I couldn't find a good distance estimate. I'm going to guess about 1800 light years. No H-alpha data was used. It likely would have helped the color if I had.

14" LX200R @ f/10, L=6x10, RGB=2x10'x3, STL-11000XM, Paramount ME

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