Deep Sky Object in Winter
IC2169 (Reflection Nebula in Monoceros)

Date & Time: Jan 12 2013, from 26:44 to 27:25 JST(+0900)
Composed 6shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with Astronomik CLS-CCD filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial &SBIG STV
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)

IC2169 / Reflection Nebula, type 3 R
R.A.06h 31m 12.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+09° 54' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size25.0'
Real SizeN/A
Other IDsLBN903
IC2169 is a medium sized reflection nebula with a diameter of 25 arc minutes in west of a diffused nebula of Sh2-273 surrounding S Monocerotis. We cannot detect the nebula with our own eyes but long exposed pictures show us a bluish white elliptic figure. And there are some small reflection nebulae of IC446, NGC2245 and NGC2247 in north of IC2169.


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