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NGC 2245 captured with a 100mm f5 Helios achromatic refractor and Canon EOS 350.

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NGC 2245 (also IRAS 06299+1011 and LBN 904) is a magnitude +12.2 reflection nebula located about 2480 light years away in the constellation Monoceros.
The nebula surrounds the magnitude 10.36 - 10.84 star V699 Monocerotis, and is close to a magnitude +7.5 star HD 46265.

The nebula was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) reflecting telescope at Datchet, Berkshire, on the 16th January 1784.

Right Ascension 06h 32m 41.2s, Declination +10° 09' 24"

 



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