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Contains:  NGC 2343, IC 2177
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IC2177

Technical card

Resolution: 3155x2413

Dates:Jan. 15, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 33x300" -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Olll 36mm - 3nm: 31x300" -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon Sll 36mm - 5nm: 31x300" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.9 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 28.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.31%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Astrometry.net job: 2527421

Locations: Healey "Utahopia" Observatory, Kaysville, Utah, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This cosmic cloud is one of many sites of star formation within the Milky Way galaxy. It is located 3,800 light-years away from Earth, inside the Orion spur -- the same partial spiral arm of the Milky Way where our solar system is located. The nebula is nearly 240 light-years across.

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RandalHealey
Randal Healey
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