Object name: IC0447

Designation(s): IC0447, IC2169,

IC 447 is a reflection nebula in Monoceros. Its distance is rather vague but I'll say about 2,500 to 2,700 light-years. It was discovered by Edward Barnard -- twice. Once on January 24, 1894 and again sometime in the late 1890's and entered as IC 2169. The first discovery earned the IC 447 listing. It is sometimes known as Dreyer's Nebula, why I don't know.

This one was taken when I had a severe light leak in the camera that created a nasty gradient and blew out red features causing red arcs around many of the stars. At the time I didn't have the tools to deal with this. To help reduce the issues this caused I'm reproducing this one at 1.5" per pixel rather than my normal 1" per pixel. I need to retake this one but don't hold your breath.

14" LX200R @ f/10, L=6x10'x2, RGB=2x10'x3, STL-11000XM, Paramount ME

Related Designation(s):

IC 0447, IC 2169, IC0447, IC2169,