IC2169 in Monoceros

IC2169 in Monoceros

Constellation: Monoceros
Ra: 6hr 32m 15s
Dec: +9deg 44m 32s
Distance: 1,700 light years
Image Size: 42' x 42'
North: Up

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Description

IC2169 is a bright blue reflection nebula in the constellation of Monoceros about 2 deg west of the Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster. The smaller reflection nebula in the upper left corner of the image in NGC2245. These objects, along with the Cone Nebula, NGC 2264, are part of one large star-forming region, RSF3 Mon.

Exposure: 6.5 hrs Total; 2.5 hrs Lum, 4 hrs RGB
Telescope: RCOS 16" RC f/8.9 tube
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: CCD AutoPilot4
Calibration: CCDStack
Observatory Site: Sierra-Remote Observatories, Shaver Lake, CA
Camera: Apogee U16M
Filters: Astrodon Gen 2 LRGB
Guider: SBIG ST-402
Camera Operation: MaximDL4.62
Processing: Photoshop CS3
Image Date: 01/19/2009

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