Date Taken: 11/ 2014
Equipment: Takahashi 106mm scope and SBIG STL 1100 camera;
Exposures: RGB-70 min each, Lum - 130 min.
Processing: MaximDL and Photoshop
Shot remotely from New Mexico
In this colorful celestial still life, the nebula NGC 2170 shines a reddish orange at the middle right. It is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae and a compact red emission region in the lower left, against a backdrop of stars. Dark dust lines make this picture even more dramatic. This is a massive, star-forming molecular cloud region in the constellation Monoceros. It is approximately 2,400 light-years away.