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Annotated image showing some of the objects within this emission and reflection complex

NGC 2170

About this object

NGC 2170 is a beautiful region within the Monoceros molecular cloud. Within this area are reflection and emission nebula and lots of background dust. Also visible is a inky black area on top of the red emission nebula which is a dark nebula and block most light from getting through. This can only be seen because of the light it blocks. This area is also a massive star forming region surprisingly close at 2.400 lightyears. This image combines light from normal RGB filters and Hydrogen Alpha

Image Details

  • Optics :10" Astrograph at f3.79
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon LRGB 5nm Ha filter set
  • Exposure: L: 400min Ha: 460min R:160min G: 160min B: 140min
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 5.23, CCD Commander
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8RC7
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: Jan-Feb 13
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