IC 2169 is a reflection nebula in the constellation of Monoceros just to the west of the Christmas Tree Cluster and the Cone Nebula. This image was taken Jan 26-28, 2017 and totals 7 hours of exposure. This object, along with the Cone Nebula, NGC 2264, are part of one large star-forming region, RSF3 Mon. Click on the iamge for a larger view.

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