Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2174  ·  NGC 2175
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NGC2174 The Monkey Head Nebula in SHO with RGB stars, 



    
        

            Serge Caballero
NGC2174 The Monkey Head Nebula in SHO with RGB stars
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NGC2174 The Monkey Head Nebula in SHO with RGB stars

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NGC2174 The Monkey Head Nebula in SHO with RGB stars, 



    
        

            Serge Caballero
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NGC2174 The Monkey Head Nebula in SHO with RGB stars

Technical card

Imaging cameras: QHY CCD QHY8

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT8IN

Guiding cameras: QHY CCD QHY5L-II

Focal reducers: Baader Planetarium MPCC Mark III

Software: SequenceGeneratorPro  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1.X  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  ADGSoftware PHD2 (OpenPHD)

Filters: Lumicon UHC 2"  ·  Baader SII 8nm  ·  Orion H‑Alpha 7nm  ·  Orion O-III 7nm

Accessory: Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider (TOAG)  ·  Orion Filter Wheel 5-place 2" filter wheel


Dates:Dec. 16, 2014Dec. 17, 2014Jan. 19, 2015Jan. 20, 2015Jan. 26, 2015Jan. 27, 2015

Frames:
Baader SII 8nm: 8x2700" (6h) (gain: 11.00) -26C bin 1x1
Baader SII 8nm: 9x2700" (6h 45') (gain: 11.00) -27C bin 1x1
Orion H‑Alpha 7nm: 4x2700" (3h) (gain: 11.00) -24C bin 1x1
Orion H‑Alpha 7nm: 4x2700" (3h) (gain: 11.00) -27C bin 1x1
Orion O-III 7nm: 10x2700" (7h 30') (gain: 11.00) -26C bin 1x1
Orion SkyGlow 2" Imaging Filter: 16x1800" (8h) (gain: 11.00) -23C bin 1x1

Integration: 34h 15'

Darks: 6

Flats: 15

Flat darks: 15

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 20.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.23%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 518817

RA center: 06h09m34s

DEC center: +20°2938

Pixel scale: 1.981 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.506 degrees

Field radius: 0.961 degrees


Resolution: 2964x1845

Locations: Backyard, Gainesville, FL, United States

Description

Tried some new processing tweaks to bring up the colors from OIII and SII that are often masked by the intensity of Ha in this palette.

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NGC2174 The Monkey Head Nebula in SHO with RGB stars, 



    
        

            Serge Caballero