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Catalogue and alternative designations IC 2631


Type Reflection Nebula 
Position 11 09 52.79, -76 36 51.5
Constellation Chameleon
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB image using Astrodon series 2 filters with  R=B=200 minutes, G=225 minutes, Luminance=290 minutes. Luminance unbinned, colours binned 2x2.
Description This is the brightest reflection nebula in the Chameleon I  association and is illuminated by the star HD 973000. It is approximately 2' across, about 500 light years distant and embedded in a complex dust cloud.