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NGC 2170

NGC 2170 is located about 2400 lightyears away in the constellation Monoceros. It is both an emission and reflection nebula, housing hundreds of newborn stars.

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Last Updated: 09-Jun-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Taken during extremely poor seeing.

Three iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance image.

Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the very dim and very bright details of

the image simultaneously.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Doc. G. and Dick Goddard/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF