Wide-field view of the field around Monoceros R2

This visible light wide-field image of the region around Monoceros R2 was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The nebula NGC 2170, the brightest reflection nebula in this region, appears just to the right of centre. The field of view is approximately three degrees across.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

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About the Image

Id:eso1039e
Type:Observation
Release date:6 October 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1039
Size:10988 x 10685 px

About the Object

Name:Monoceros R2, NGC 2170
Type:• X - Nebulae
Distance:2700 light years
Constellation:Monoceros

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Coordinates

Position (RA):6 7 46.62
Position (Dec):-6° 22' 59.53"
Field of view:184.49 x 179.41 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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