Nebulae around NGC 2170 in the constellation Monoceros

The region around NGC 2170 is a large complex of emission and reflection nebulae in the constellation Monoceros. The nebulae are embedded in a larger star-forming region called Monoceros R2, which is about twice as far away as the neighboring Orion Nebula.

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Optics: Astro Physics EDF
Aperture: 130 mm
Focal Length: 870 mm
Camera: ZWO ASI 071 MC
Exposure: 30 x 600 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop
Diameter:60 light years (whole nebula area)
Distance:2,700 light years
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