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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 2467


Type Emission nebula 
Position 07 52.6, -26 23
Constellation Puppis
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien 
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details Two combinations of Hydrogen Alpha, Sulphur II, Oxygen III and RGB exposures all binned 1x1 using Astrodon filters.  Hydrogen Alpha = 165 minutes, Oxygen III = 180 minutes, Red = Green = Blue =70 minutes, SII = 450 minutes
Description (Partially adapted from Wikipedia) This is a very active star formation region  that is rich in OIII emission as well as HII.  It is visible in a small telescope and the brightest part is about 4' across.

NGC 2467 had long been considered to be the nucleus of the Puppis I association. However, NGC 2467 does not represent a distinct open cluster; rather, it represents a superimposition of several stellar groups along the same approximate line of sight that have distinctly different distances and distinctly different radial velocities. One of these is a young and very distant group beyond Puppis OB2, while another, nearer group with later type stars lies at a similar distance as Puppis OB1.