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Contains:  NGC 2170, NGC 2182, NGC2170, NGC2182, PGC1032282, VdB68, VdB69

Image of the day 12/05/2018

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    NGC2170 NGC2182 Reflection Nebula, 


            Jerry Macon
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    NGC2170 NGC2182 Reflection Nebula

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tele Vue NP127is  ·  Orion Optics UK AG12

    Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 183 MM pro  ·  ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

    Mounts: Paramount MEII with Absolute Encoders

    Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics UK AG12

    Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Mono

    Software: PHD Guiding 2  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

    Filters: Astrodon Gen 2 LRGB 36mm

    Accessory: Gerd Neumann Flat Panel

    Dates:Nov. 9, 2018Nov. 11, 2018

    Astrodon Gen 2 L 36mm: 137x240" (gain: 99.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Gen 2 RGB 36mm: 112x240" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 1x1

    Integration: 16.6 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 2.76 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 9.19%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

    Temperature: 5.00 job: 2392504

    RA center: 6h 8' 16"

    DEC center: -6° 24' 8"

    Pixel scale: 0.701 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 2.107 degrees

    Field radius: 0.546 degrees

    Resolution: 4360x3520

    Locations: Dark Star Observatory, Taos, New Mexico, United States

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


    Imaged on nights of 2018-11-5, 2018-11-9, 2018-11-12, 2018-11-13.
    The RGB were taken on the AG12+ASI1600MM at .70 asec/pix, the L on TV127is+ASI183MM at .75 asec/pix. Using L from the TV NP127is refractor effectively eliminates the spikes from the AG12.

    This target contains the most amazing collection of different colors. The two listed NGC nebulas are only a very small part of the whole image.

    NGC 2170 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Monoceros. It was discovered on October 16, 1784 by William Herschel.



    Jerry Macon
    License: Attribution Creative Commons

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    NGC2170 NGC2182 Reflection Nebula, 


            Jerry Macon