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Contains:  NGC 2170

Image of the day 04/04/2019

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NGC 2170 in Monoceros, 


            Steve Milne
NGC 2170 in Monoceros

Technical card

Resolution: 2646x3337

Dates:March 11, 2019

Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 18x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 18x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 36x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 24x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 18x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 25.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.99% job: 2593226

RA center: 92.049 degrees

DEC center: -6.437 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.868 degrees

Field radius: 0.440 degrees

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown


NGC 2170 is a reflection nebula some 2,400 light years distant in the constellation of Monoceros. It was first observed by William Herschel on 16 October 1784. In addition to the NGC 2170, this image also contains a mix of other reflection, emission and dark nebulae.

Data for this image were collected 8 February and 11 March 2019 from an imaging rig in Spain that is privately-owned and remotely operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Ha: 36 x 1200s
Lum: 24 x 600s
Red: 18 x 600s
Green: 18 x 600s
Blue: 18 x 600s

A total of 25 hours exposure.

Data: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Processing: Steve Milne



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NGC 2170 in Monoceros, 


            Steve Milne