At 6.5° NE of Sirius is visible the area represented on the picture above, that lies just on the border between Monoceros and Canis Major. Three emission nebulae and two open cluster are located in less than 4°. The biggest emission area is IC2177, shaped as a Seagull, and named in this way. At right center is E/R area VDB93, and at the lower end of IC2177 can be seen the emission nebula Ced90. The two open clusters are NGC2235 (upper center) and Cr465 (just below and at left of the previous).
- Exposure : three 35 min. negatives scanned with Polaroid Sprintscan 35+, blended in Picture Window 2.0 and enhanced with Photoshop 4.0
- Telescope : Takahashi FS/102 at F/6 with focal reducer on a Losmandy G11
- Guiding : ST4 on a Vixen 80/910mm.
- Film : unhypered Kodak Ektapress PJ400
- Location : Champorcher (Val d'Aosta) - 1800mt. height
- Date : February 05, 2000