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IC 2162



 

Object:

IC 2162: Emission Nebula in Orion

RA = 6 hrs 12 min; Dec = +17 deg 59 min

Date & Site:
Equipment:

Telescope: Celestron C-8
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters

Notes:

Exposures: Ha-200 minutes (20x10min)

FOV = 40 x 27 arc minutes

These glowing clouds of gas have young and bright stars in their centers which cause the hydrogen gas to emit red light. Distance is about 8,000 light years away. Cataloged within IC 2162 are Sharpless HII objects SH2-255 and SH2-257

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