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IC 2169 (blue reflection nebula left of center) and surroundings (image is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium ,,original)

Distance:  2,600 light years

Telescope Takahashi FS-60C @ f/6.2
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 9x5min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

29 January 2017 - Las Cruces, NM

Published as Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day (AAPOD), 11 Jun 18.

This image is LRGB. The Cone Nebula (out of this field of view, but which I imaged separately in LHaRGB here) is to the right and rotated from this image's perspective.

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