LBN1022, DG113, vdB 87, Sh2-291, NGC2309, NGC2316, RN J0700-0738; Monoceros
Astro-Physics 155 EDF (155TCC) f/5.4 refractor
KAI-16803 FLI Proline
Total Exposure Time: 9 hours LRGB 180:120:120:120 minutes unbinned
December 2009; RDO, Moorook, AU
Comment: This beautiful region contains a large variety of deep sky objects, such as open clusters, emission and reflection nebulae, herbig-haro objects, and even a few galaxies. There may also be a newly discovered star outburst nebula found recently by amateur Jim Thommes. My FOV is much too wide to see this nebula very well, so here is a cropped version. LBN1022 is the bright nebula in the center of the image. NGC2309 is the open cluster in the upper center. vdB 87 is lower left. This image is in the region near M50.