Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2170  ·  NGC 2182  ·  NGC 2183
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NGC2170 (Reflection Nebula), 



    
        

            Randal Healey
NGC2170 (Reflection Nebula)
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NGC2170 (Reflection Nebula)

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NGC2170 (Reflection Nebula), 



    
        

            Randal Healey
NGC2170 (Reflection Nebula)
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NGC2170 (Reflection Nebula)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 102mm Triplet APO CF

Imaging cameras: SBIG STF-8300M

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope Orion 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Software: PHD2 Guiding PHD 2.5  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  PhotoShop CS6  ·  Sequence Generator Pro SGP

Filters: Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Filters

Accessory: Explore Scientific 2" Field Flattener  ·  Home Observatory (Self Designed)  ·  Orion Starshoot Autoguider  ·  MoonLite Crayford 2.5" Moonlight Motor Focuser


Dates:Feb. 22, 2021Feb. 23, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 23x600" (3h 50') bin 1x1
Astrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Filters: 102x300" (8h 30') bin 1x1

Integration: 12h 20'

Darks: 50

Flats: 50

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 10.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 79.19%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4280522

RA center: 6h 8' 6"

DEC center: -6° 24' 36"

Pixel scale: 0.365 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 189.408 degrees

Field radius: 0.861 degrees


Resolution: 13618x10150

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

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a red emission region, many dark absorption nebulae, and a backdrop of colorful stars. The clouds of gas, dust, and hot stars are also commonly found in this setting - a massive, star-forming molecular cloud in the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). The giant molecular cloud, Mon R2, is impressively close, estimated to be only 2,400 light-years or so away. At that distance, this canvas would be over 60 light-years across.

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NGC2170 (Reflection Nebula), 



    
        

            Randal Healey

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