Three reflection nebulae in Monoceros

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, February 12, 2017

NGC 2185 (DG 95, LBN 997, Ced 70 and others) is the reflection nebula at the center of the image.

NGC 2183 (DG94, LBN 996, Ced 69 and others) is the smaller reflection nebula to the right (west) of NGC 2185.

Ced 71 (DG 96, LBN 1000 and others is the reflection nebula on the left side of the image.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged January 27th, 28th and 29th, 2017 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.


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