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 IC447, VdB77-79, VdB 82, IC446, NGC2245, NGC2247, B37 
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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]

Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII F/3.6 383mm. - APO Refractor
Mount: AP Mach1 GTO
Camera: QSI-683WSG
Filters: Astrodon E Series Gen II LRGB 31mm
Guiding Systems: SX Lodestar
Dates/Times: 24 January 2014
Location: Castelmagno - Cuneo - Italy
Exposure Details: L:R:G:B => 130:55:55:55 = > (26x5):(11x5):(11x5):(11x5) All Bin1 [num x minutes]
Cooling Details: -35 C
Acquisition: Maxim DL/CCD, TheSkyX, Voyager
Processing: CCDStack2+, PixInsight, PS CS5
Mean FWHM: 1.88
SQM-L: 21.33
NOTE Thanks to Paolo Demaria for his precious help on field.