Object name: NGC2282
Designation(s): NGC2282, VDB085,
NGC 2282/IC 2172/vdB 85 is a reflection nebula with an embedded star cluster seen mostly in infrared light. Actually, SIMBAD classifies it as a reflection nebula, NED as a star cluster under the NGC 2282 name and an HII region under the entry BSF 54 (Blitz+Fich+Stark HII regions). NED says IC 2172 doesn't exist. The NGC Project lists it as a reflection nebula under both the IC and NGC numbers. Only SIMBAD lists it as vdB 85. The Sky 6 mislocates vdB 85 about 11 minutes east of NGC 2282! It is located on Monoceros and thought to be about 5500 light-years distant. The cluster contains about 100 stars, a few of which are pre-main-sequence stars. It is thought to be about 5 to 10 million years old. You can read more about this object at http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1997AJ....113.1788H . The nebula was discovered by Edward Barnard on March 3, 1886.