IC2177 in Monoceros
IC2177 in Monoceros
  • Description: Faint nebulosity in southern Monoceros up and to the left of Sirius, straddling the border of Canis Major. A rather large nebula at 1 x 2.5 degrees, even larger with heavily filtered shots. Located in a rich part of the winter milky way there are many stars. Along the bottom edge is NGC2345, a star cluster of about 70 stars, 12 arc minutes across glowing at magnitude 7.7.

  • Film: Hypered Kodak tech pan
  • Scope: 8" f1.5 Schmidt camera
  • Filter: Wratten 92
  • Exposure: 45 Minutes, manual guiding.
  • Location: near Cayley, Alberta
  • Date: February 7, 1997
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