Several clear nights in a row recently and I concentrated on just one beautiful region – IC2169 and surroundings in Monoceros.  This reflection nebula lies just to the right of the cone nebula, in fact the red emission nebulosity over to the left is part of the cone nebula complex.  Towards the lower left is a beautiful golden open cluster – OCL494 or Trumpler 5.  9 hours in total using 4-minute subs and processed by Noel in Florida.

Clearly another landmark image for Star Vistas II 🙂

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