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NGC2170 is a bright reflection nebula in the rich star forming region of Monoceros near the border of Orion. It presents an interesting juxtaposition of blue light from young stars reflected on intergalactic material and dark inky regions covered by obscuring space dust.

Date Imaged       :

January 6, 2014

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5" f/8 Starfire

Camera       :


Exposure       :

7.3 hours

Filter       :

LRGB 36:20:13:19 x 5 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio