NGC 1999 - A Closer View

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, October 9, 2022
NGC 1999 (LBN 979, DG 60, Ced 55i and others) is the reflection nebula at the center of the image. This object is located just below the Orion Nebula.

See the annotated image for the locations of the nebulae above and 51 Herbig–Haro objects.

Luminance – 26x600s – 260 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

380 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 20 minutes

Imaged over six nights in November and December, 2021 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB Annotated -
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