NGC 2282 Nebula in Monoceros

Surrounding the 100 stars counting OpenCluster OCL535,the 2.0 x 3.0 arc-min.measuring reflection Nebula NGC 2282 shows some pretty colours,detectable only in long-exposure photographs.

These objects were first seen by Edward Barnard in 1886.


position (epoch 2000):

Ra: 06h 46m 51,5s
Decl.: +01° 18′ 58″


image data:

LR(+Ha)GB image from:

L = 14 x 1200s
RGB= 12 x 1200s
Ha = 6 x 2400s

a toal of 12,67 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain

FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB GenII filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled image


in the middle of this 22,1´x 22,1´ wide filed you find the GN NGC 2282 surrounding the Open Cluster OCl 535.

For full resolution click HERE


Here you see NGC2282 in a larger version:




Last modified on Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:19

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