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Galactic Nebula NGC 2170: This image resembles more a modern painting than an astronomy picture. It was taken in the constellation of Monoceros and is part of a large molecular cloud, where young bright stars were born from. They illuminate the gas and dust in their neighbourhood such creating these very colourful emission, reflection and dark nebulae.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.


Object Galactic Nebula NGC 2170
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 2170
Constellation Monoceros
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 6 x 10min each RGB, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 11+15 Dec 2012
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