NGC 2282 (VdB 85) in Monoceros

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016
Size: 2000 px


NGC 2282 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Monoceros. It was iscovered by Edward Emerson Barnard in 1886 using a 6-inch telescope. The nebula surrounds the open cluster OCl 535 by whose light it is illuminated. The same nebula was included under number 85 in the Sidney van den Bergh's Catalogue of reflection nebulae, published in 1966. Below is a highly magnified crop:


Image details:


Center of field RA 06:46:23 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +01:19:13 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.65 x 1.11 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.8 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -75.2 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 10. Dec. 2015
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:11x10min.,R:6x10min, G:6x10min, B:6x10min Bin 1, Total 290 min (4:50 hrs)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2016. All Rights Reserved
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