Waid Observatory

Object: IC2167
Date: Jan. 7-8-9, 2021   -   Location: Davis Mountains west of Fort Davis, TX
Telescope: 10 in. RC   -   Mount: Paramount MX   -   Camera: Apogee ALTA F8300M
Exposure: L = 375 min. RGB = 180 min. each
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IC 2167


IC2167 1

Located in the constellation of Monoceros approximately 2500 lightyears away is the bright reflection nebula IC2167. This colorful celestial object seems to be often overlooked by amateur astronomers in favor of the nearby Christmas Tree Cluster and Cone Nebula. Of interest in the image above are the impressive dark nebulae (LDN1605, 1606, and 1607) that transverse the bright blue of the reflection nebula.


Copyright Donald P. Waid