IC 447/2169 (it is also known as Dreyer's Nebula) is a reflection nebula located in Monoceros, the unicorn.
It is thought to be part of the huge cloud of dust and gas that includes the far more famous emission and dark
nebula known as the Cone Nebula as well as the Christmas Tree open star cluster and the Fox Fur Nebula. If so
it is about 2700 light years distant, considerably further away than the nearby Orion Nebula complex.
[Text from various web]
Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII F/3.6 383mm. - APO Refractor
AP Mach1 GTO
Astrodon E Series Gen II LRGB 31mm
24 January 2014
Castelmagno - Cuneo - Italy
L:R:G:B => 130:55:55:55 = > (26x5):(11x5):(11x5):(11x5) All Bin1 [num x minutes]
Maxim DL/CCD, TheSkyX, Voyager
CCDStack2+, PixInsight, PS CS5
Thanks to Paolo Demaria for his precious help on field.
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