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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



    Steve Milne
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    NGC 2170 in Monoceros, 


            Steve Milne