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Date/Location February 8, 2013 KEASA Observatory, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
Camera and Settings SBIG ST-2000XCM CCD Camera -10°C
Telescope Stellarvue SV102 102 mm apochromatic refractor at f/6.3 (using a Televue 0.8x FF/FR)
Mount Orion Atlas
Exposure 130 minutes (13 x 10 min)
Processing CCDOpts, Photoshop
Other NGC2343 is a mag. 6.7 open star cluster (left side, halfway down) located in the constellation Monoceros. IC2177 is known as the Seagull Nebula, of which only part fits in this field. The brighest star is mag. 6.5 V569 Monocerotis.
NGC2343 & IC2177
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